Plant Care German gentian

German gentian

Also known as

German gentian and Chiltern gentian


Gentianella germanica

How to care for German gentian


How often to water your German gentian

Water needs for German gentian
0.5 cups
every 9

German 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 German gentian

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for German gentian in your home

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

German gentian love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

German gentian does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize German gentian

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for German gentian

German gentian

German gentian

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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