Plant Care American Pennyroyal

American Pennyroyal

Also known as

American pennyroyal and American false pennyroyal

Taxonomy

Hedeoma pulegioides
Hedeoma
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for American Pennyroyal

💦 Water

How often to water your American Pennyroyal

Water needs for American Pennyroyal
0.5 cups
every 9

American Pennyroyal 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 American Pennyroyal

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for American Pennyroyal in your home

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

American Pennyroyal love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Pennyroyal does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Pennyroyal

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

American Pennyroyal 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

American Pennyroyal 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

American Pennyroyal grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
American Pennyroyal can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 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 American Pennyroyal

American Pennyroyal

American Pennyroyal


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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