Plant Care Kalonji

Kalonji

Also known as

black caraway, black caraway, black caraway, black cumin, nigella, kalojeera and kalonji

Taxonomy

Nigella sativa
Nigella
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculales

How to care for Kalonji

Water

How often to water your Kalonji

Water needs for Kalonji
0.5 cups
every 9

Kalonji needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Eugene, Oregon.

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 Kalonji

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Kalonji in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

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Growing Kalonji in Eugene right now

Light needs for plant Kalonji in Eugene, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 4th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Kalonji in Eugene, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 52.4% ☀️

February 4th, 2023

Eugene is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to increase by 52.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Kalonji in Eugene, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Eugene is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 16.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for black caraway in your home

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

Kalonji love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Eugene, Oregon ⛅.

Kalonji does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kalonji

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

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Care Summary for Kalonji

Kalonji

Kalonji


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Eugene, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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