Plant Care Milfoil
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Milfoil

Also known as

Boreal yarrow, Boreal yarrow, Bloodwort, Common yarrow and Yarrow

Taxonomy

Achillea millefolium
Achillea
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Milfoil

Water

How often to water your Milfoil

Water needs for Milfoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Milfoil 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 Milfoil

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Boreal yarrow in your home

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

Milfoil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Milfoil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Milfoil

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Milfoil is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Milfoil

Milfoil

Milfoil


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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