Plant Care Chamomile

Chamomile

About Chamomile

Roman chamomile is a low growing perennial in the Asteraceae (daisy) family native to Europe and western Asia. It needs 2-4 inches of space when planting to allow it to grow to its greatest potential. It blooms in the summer and can even bloom into the fall.

Taxonomy

Chamaemelum nobile
Chamaemelum
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Chamomile, Camomile, Anthemis nobilis, Roman chamomile, English chamomile, Garden chamomile, Ground apple, Low chamomile, Mother's daisy and Whig plant

How to care for Chamomile

Water

How often to water your Chamomile

Water needs for Chamomile
0.5 cups
every 9

Chamomile 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 Chamomile

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 Chamomile in your home

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

Chamomile love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chamomile does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chamomile

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile


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.

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