Plant Care Lovage


About Lovage

Seeds are used in bread, butter, cake, leaves in tea, soup, stew, cheese, cookies, and chicken dishes. Flowers taste like celery and can be used in salads, soup and broth. The root is also edible. It can be eaten as root vegetables.


Levisticum officinale

Also known as


How to care for Lovage


How often to water your Lovage

Water needs for Lovage
0.5 cups
every 9

Lovage 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 Lovage

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Lovage in your home

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

Lovage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lovage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Lovage

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

Difficulty Level

Lovage can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lovage



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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