Plant Care Hamburg Parsley

Hamburg Parsley

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About Hamburg Parsley

Sow seed early spring and soak it in warm water. Uses include garnish, flavoring for salads, stews, soups, sauces, and salad dressings.


Petroselinum crispum

Also known as

Italian Parsley, Italian Parsley, Turnip-Rooted Parsley and Flat Leaf Parsley

How to care for Hamburg Parsley

💦 Water

How often to water your Hamburg Parsley

Water needs for Hamburg Parsley
0.5 cups
every 9

Hamburg Parsley 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 Hamburg Parsley

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Italian Parsley in your home

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

Hamburg Parsley love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hamburg Parsley does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Hamburg Parsley

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Hamburg Parsley can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Italian Parsley →

Common Italian Parsley Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Hamburg Parsley 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.

Italian Parsley Water Frequency →

Italian Parsley Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Hamburg Parsley 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 🏡.

Italian Parsley Light Requirements →

Italian Parsley Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Hamburg Parsley is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Italian Parsley Toxicity to Humans →

💨 Humidity

Hamburg Parsley doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Italian Parsley Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Hamburg Parsley does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Italian Parsley →

When and How to Successfully Repot Italian Parsley →

💩 Fertilizer

Hamburg Parsley is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Italian Parsley →

🌎 Native Region

Hamburg Parsley is native to western Europe to northern Africa.

🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Hamburg Parsley bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Italian Parsley Flowers →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Hamburg Parsley grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Hamburg Parsley can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Italian Parsley Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Hamburg Parsley can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Hamburg Parsley, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

🧐 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 Hamburg Parsley

Hamburg Parsley

Hamburg Parsley

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.

What other plant parents say

Hamburg Parsley has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
Hamburg Parsley has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Hamburg Parsley has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Hamburg Parsley has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Hamburg Parsley has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Hamburg Parsley has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
@epicfarter avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
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globe Columbus, OH

Smells great, easy to take care of.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Madison avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP

It’s a great beginner plant

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bob avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Kansas City, MO

First time growing. Sprouted after 11 days after planting from seed.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Yaroomba, Queensland

Ping-pong is a good little coriander

@MaximumRed avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
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globe Indianapolis, IN

I struggle with parsley and cilantro they are just so easy to kill. My first attempt got root rot but my second batch browned. The sweet spot is tender but if you can hit it you can grow a ton

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@kitten avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 279 XP
globe Miami, FL

needs lots of sun, little water. good if u go on trips a lot ( since you don’t need to water it so often ) , grows well with rosemary

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@kylie avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 826 XP

Even if I forget to water and it looks dead it always springs back

Fast grower Fast grower
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