Plant Care Common Fennel

Common Fennel

About Common Fennel

Fennel flowers have a sweet, mildly anise or licorice flavor. They are used in egg and fish dishes.

Taxonomy

Foeniculum vulgare
Foeniculum
Apiaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Fennel, Florence fennel and Finocchio

How to care for Common Fennel

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Fennel

Water needs for Common Fennel
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Fennel 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 Common Fennel

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Fennel in your home

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

Common Fennel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Fennel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Fennel

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Common Fennel →

Common Common Fennel Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Common Fennel 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.

Common Fennel Water Frequency →

Common Fennel Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Fennel 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 🏡.

Common Fennel Light Requirements →

Common Fennel Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Common Fennel is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Fennel grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Common Fennel →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Fennel can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Common Fennel Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Fennel

Common Fennel

Common Fennel


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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