Plant Care Monarda Didyma
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Monarda Didyma

Also known as

Scarlet beebalm, Scarlet beebalm, Bee balm, Crimson beebalm, Scarlet monarda, Oswego tea and Bergamot

Taxonomy

Monarda didyma
Monarda
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Monarda Didyma

Water

How often to water your Monarda Didyma

Water needs for Monarda Didyma
0.5 cups
every 9

Monarda Didyma 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 Monarda Didyma

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 Scarlet beebalm in your home

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

Monarda Didyma love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Monarda Didyma does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Monarda Didyma

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Monarda Didyma is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Monarda Didyma

Monarda Didyma

Monarda Didyma


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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