Plant Care Coriander


4.2 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Coriander has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Coriander has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Cilantro and Chinese parsley


Coriandrum sativum

How to care for Coriander


How often to water your Coriander

Water needs for Coriander
0.5 cups
every 9

Coriander 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 Coriander

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Coriander in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Coriander: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Coriander may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Coriander

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

Care Summary for Coriander



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Coriander has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Coriander has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Coriander has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Coriander has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Coriander has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Coriander has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Coriander has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Nneka avatar
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 725 XP

overwatering is impossible if you have it in the right lighting conditions!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 93 XP
globe Pittsburg, Kansas

Hard to keep happy

Browns easily Browns easily
Vikkib avatar
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,645 XP
globe League City, Texas

Smells yummy! Love to have a plant that’s edible!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Sagesbabyjewels avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP

Really fun to watch grow and great to add in meals :D

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 117 XP
globe Liverpool, England

Good tasty herb

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 257 XP

This plant grows very quickly, and it’s so easy to take care of!

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