Plant Care Licorice plant

Licorice plant

3.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Licorice plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Licorice plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Licorice-plant, Liquorice plant, Silver-bush everlastingflower, Trailing dusty miller and Kooigoed


Helichrysum petiolare

How to care for Licorice plant


How often to water your Licorice plant

Water needs for Licorice plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Licorice plant 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 Licorice plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Licorice plant in your home

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

Licorice plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Licorice plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Licorice plant

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

Difficulty Level

Licorice plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Licorice plant

Licorice plant

Licorice plant

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

Licorice plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Licorice plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Licorice plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Morgan3300 avatar
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 2,473 XP
globe Hackettstown, New Jersey

I really enjoy this plant when I pay attention to it, it goes one day without water and completely browns. It needs a lot of sun and attention. It is a very pretty plant but a lot to maintain.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
London-plant123 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 104 XP

I mean it’s ok not my favourite but I still like it.

Mikalahtinney avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 614 XP
globe Lewiston, Idaho

I eeally don’t prefer this plant, I bought it from the store and 2 days later was brown and dead looking. My research says it likes a lot of sun, so Iv been giving it and water, so Iv been watering but I still haven’t figured this guy out

Browns easily Browns easily

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