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Also known as
Bird's nest, Bishop's lace, Queen anne's lace, Carrots and red cored chantenay
How to care for Wild Carrot
How often to water your Wild Carrot
Wild Carrot 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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Wild Carrot in your home
Wild Carrot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Wild Carrot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Wild Carrot in your home 🏡.
How to fertilize Wild Carrot
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 Wild Carrot after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Wild Carrot is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Wild Carrot prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Wild Carrot requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Wild Carrot is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Wild Carrot does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Wild Carrot should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Wild Carrot grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Wild Carrot can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Wild Carrot can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Care Summary for Wild Carrot
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.