Plant Care Centella


Also known as

Gotu kola, Indian pennywort, Asiatic pennywort and Mandookparni


Centella asiatica

How to care for Centella


How often to water your Centella

Water needs for Centella
0.5 cups
every 9

Centella 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 Centella

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Centella in your home

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

Centella love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Centella does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Centella

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Centella



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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