Plant Care Gentian

Gentian

Also known as

trumpet gentian and Stemless Gentian

Taxonomy

Gentiana acaulis
Gentiana
Gentianaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Gentian

Water

How often to water your Gentian

Water needs for Gentian
0.5 cups
every 9

Gentian 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 Gentian

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Gentian in your home

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

Gentian love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gentian does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gentian

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Gentian is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Gentian

Gentian

Gentian


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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