Plant Care Helichrysum Italicum

Helichrysum Italicum

Also known as

Italian Strawflower, Italian Strawflower, Immortelle and Curry plant


Helichrysum italicum

How to care for Helichrysum Italicum


How often to water your Helichrysum Italicum

Water needs for Helichrysum Italicum
0.5 cups
every 9

Helichrysum Italicum 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 Helichrysum Italicum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Italian Strawflower in your home

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

Helichrysum Italicum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Helichrysum Italicum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Helichrysum Italicum

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

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Care Summary for Helichrysum Italicum

Helichrysum Italicum

Helichrysum Italicum

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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