Plant Care Catnip
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Catnip

4.7 out of 5 (29 experiences)

Catnip has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
Catnip has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Catmint, Catswort and Cat Mint

Taxonomy

Nepeta cataria
Nepeta
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Catnip

Water

How often to water your Catnip

Water needs for Catnip
0.5 cups
every 9

Catnip 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 Catnip

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Catnip in your home

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

Catnip love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Catnip does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Catnip

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Catnip: 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 Catnip after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Catnip is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Catnip

Catnip

Catnip


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Catnip has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 26
Catnip has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 21
Catnip has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 14
Catnip has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Catnip has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Catnip has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Catnip has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Dphannum avatar
@Dphannum
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 102 XP
08/17/2021

If you have cats this is easy to grow and will keep them happy

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Teddyliveshere avatar
@Teddyliveshere
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 79 XP
08/15/2021

My cat destroyed this plant in mere hours. Now she is barely hanging on you dear life as I try to muster as much strength and power to nurture another creature of this world. God knows I do try.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Livigratz avatar
@Livigratz
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 185 XP
globe Columbus, Ohio
08/07/2021

It’s my cat’s favorite plant. Grows super fast so I give my cat the clippings

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Océanne avatar
@Océanne
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 22 XP
globe Delson, Quebec
08/05/2021

Easy to have

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Leeanne avatar
@Leeanne
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 71 XP
globe Rohnert Park, California
07/29/2021

Beautiful flowers that attract lots of pollinators!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Elle avatar
@Elle
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 78 XP
07/20/2021

A gift from a friend. Grows easy and low maintenance as long as you water

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Karsyn avatar
@Karsyn
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 121 XP
globe College Station, Texas
06/26/2021

I bought a grow kit online that included it’s own little “greenhouse” to lock in moisture and was able to grow the plant from seeds with no problem and I have almost zero experience.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
Paige avatar
@Paige
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 97 XP
globe Knoxville, Tennessee
06/02/2021

Wilts when it is upset but if you put it in a dish with water it will perk back up in hours. Will wilt in direct sun . Will wilt if thirsty.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Kayla avatar
@Kayla
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Lititz, Pennsylvania
05/22/2021

my cat loves it, super easy to grow

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Froggyplants avatar
@Froggyplants
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 140 XP
globe Gastonia, North Carolina
05/20/2021

I started noticing leaves grow in less than a week when I planted my Catnip, made me happy :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Bbuaqt avatar
@Bbuaqt
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 152 XP
05/12/2021

Mildred is wonderful. My cat loves her and she is very easy to take care of. Mildred was super easy to grow from seed and as long as you give her constant water and put her near a window she will live for months.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kam kam avatar
@Kam kam
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 180 XP
05/04/2021

DRUG UR CATS TODAY👌👌👌👌👌

Abby avatar
@Abby
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 83 XP
globe Grafton, Massachusetts
05/03/2021

Very nice and fun to own!! Super easy, if kept well! 100% recommend

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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