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.

Taxonomy

Daucus pusillus
Daucus
Apiaceae
Apiales

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

Water

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 located in Chicago, Illinois.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for American Wild Carrot in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

37% Low

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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

American Wild Carrot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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