Plant Care Brown Onion

Brown Onion

Also known as

Globe Onion, Globe Onion, Onion, Bulb onion, Common onion, Green Onion, Evergreen White Bunching Onion, Sweet Spanish Yellow Utah, White Lisbon Bunching Onion, Spring Onion, Yellow Onion, Vidalia sweet onion, red onion and Purple Onion


Allium cepa

How to care for Brown Onion


How often to water your Brown Onion

Water needs for Brown Onion
0.5 cups
every 9

Brown Onion needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Brown Onion

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Globe Onion in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brown Onion: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brown Onion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brown Onion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brown Onion in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Brown Onion

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brown Onion: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Brown Onion after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Brown Onion is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Brown Onion

Brown Onion

Brown Onion

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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