Plant Care Italian Parsley

Italian Parsley

4.7 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Italian Parsley has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Italian Parsley has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Hamburg Parsley, Turnip-Rooted Parsley and Flat Leaf Parsely


Petroselinum crispum

How to care for Italian Parsley


How often to water your Italian Parsley

Water needs for Italian Parsley
0.5 cups
every 9

Italian 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 Italian Parsley

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Italian Parsley in your home

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

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

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

Italian Parsley does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Italian Parsley

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

Difficulty Level

Italian Parsley 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 Italian Parsley

Italian Parsley

Italian 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

Italian Parsley has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Italian Parsley has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Italian Parsley has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Italian Parsley has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Italian Parsley has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Italian Parsley has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Italian Parsley has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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, Missouri

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Sienna avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 39 XP
globe Yaroomba, Queensland

Ping-pong is a good little coriander

Maximumred avatar
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 790 XP
globe Buffalo, New York

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, Florida

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 50 Plants
xp 760 XP
globe Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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