Plant Care American Wild Carrot

American Wild Carrot

About American Wild Carrot

American Wild Carrot is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

American Wild Carrot likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Daucus pusillus

Also known as

rattlesnake carrot, rattlesnake weed, rattlesnake-weed, southwest wild carrot, Rattle-snake weed, Rattle-snake-weed and southwestern carrot

How to care for American Wild Carrot


How often to water your American Wild Carrot

Water needs for American Wild Carrot
0.5 cups
every 9

American 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.

Calculate water needs of American Wild Carrot

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Wild Carrot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Wild Carrot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American 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.

American Wild Carrot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American Wild Carrot

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

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Care Summary for American Wild Carrot

American Wild Carrot

American Wild Carrot

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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