Plant Care Horehound


About Horehound

White Horehound is a deciduous herb in the mint family that is native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It has naturalized in much of north and south America. Flowers bloom June to September. It prefers full sun in sandy dry soil with an acidic to neutral pH.


Marrubium vulgare

Also known as

White horehound and Common horehound

How to care for Horehound


How often to water your Horehound

Water needs for Horehound
0.5 cups
every 9

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

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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.

Plant care guide for Horehound in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

55% Medium

Growing Horehound in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Horehound in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Horehound in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 15.4% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 15.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Horehound in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Horehound in your home

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

Horehound love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Horehound does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Horehound

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

When to repot Horehound

Nutrient needs for plant Horehound in Orlando, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Orlando is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Difficulty Level

Horehound 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 Horehound


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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