Plant Care Indian Cress
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Indian Cress

3.8 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Indian Cress has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Indian Cress has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Garden nasturtium, Garden nasturtium, Nasturtium, Indian cress, Monks cress, Jeepers Creepers and Alaska Nasturtium

Taxonomy

Tropaeolum majus
Tropaeolum
Tropaeolaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Indian Cress

Water

How often to water your Indian Cress

Water needs for Indian Cress
0.5 cups
every 9

Indian Cress 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 Indian Cress

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Garden nasturtium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Indian Cress: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Indian Cress may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Indian Cress

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

Care Summary for Indian Cress

Indian Cress

Indian Cress


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Indian Cress has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Indian Cress has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Indian Cress has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Indian Cress has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Indian Cress has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Crim avatar
@Crim
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 47 XP
08/03/2021

I have never been able to keep a flower alive but this flower was my first. They are really beautiful flowers with unique and amazing petals. It’s very easy to over water or under water them and their pot cannot be too small or else they will not bloom. Other than that they are easy plants that are super fun to have around.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Aro avatar
@Aro
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Choctaw, Oklahoma
07/31/2021

Watering this plant is the trickiest part! Greg helps with this though, but also the blooms die easily if they aren’t watered right so be careful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Logan avatar
@Logan
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe Vancouver, Washington
06/19/2021

Don’t try to grow it from a seed it’s a dick

Browns easily Browns easily
Cathryn_arch1 avatar
@Cathryn_arch1
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 292 XP
globe Middletown, Maryland
05/19/2021

Sol is super easy to care for water around once a week , the plant will bloom sometimes not usually all the time though it really has a mind of its own

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hannahturtle avatar
@Hannahturtle
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 203 XP
05/16/2021

Easy to grow by seed! Has a germination period of 24 hours in water before planting.

Sadie avatar
@Sadie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 80 XP
globe Suffield, Connecticut
05/15/2021

it takes forever to grow

Marley avatar
@Marley
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 33 XP
globe Vernon, British Columbia
05/03/2021

if you purchase jumbo seeds, the plant will get super big, super fast. i had to use a paintbrush in the soil to make sure it stayed up, but now the plant itself is strong enough to stand up on its own. i dont water it too often (maybe once every two days), and i really love the appearance of this plant, although it hasnt sprouted any flowers yet.

Plantlife avatar
@Plantlife
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 6,694 XP
globe Miami, Florida
03/30/2021

Beautiful, edible plant. It’s easy to collect the seeds and grow more. There are many varieties, and they are great as companion plants to lots of food crops. Put the leaves and flowers in a salad for some spice!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Gabbaroo avatar
@Gabbaroo
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 95 XP
03/10/2021

needs direct sunlight

Fast grower Fast grower

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