Plant Care Mexican Coriander

Mexican Coriander

Also known as

Culantro, Culantro, Culantro, Saw tooth or mexican coriander, Recao, Shadow beni, Mexican coriander, Bhandhania, Long coriander, Sawtooth coriander and Ngò gai


Eryngium foetidum

How to care for Mexican Coriander


How often to water your Mexican Coriander

Water needs for Mexican Coriander
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican Coriander 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 Mexican Coriander

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 Culantro in your home

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

Mexican Coriander love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mexican Coriander does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mexican Coriander

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Mexican Coriander

Mexican Coriander

Mexican Coriander

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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