Plant Care Nasturtium


3.8 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Nasturtium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Nasturtium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Garden Nasturtium, Garden Nasturtium, Indian cress, Monks cress, Jeepers Creepers and Alaska Nasturtium


Tropaeolum majus

How to care for Nasturtium


How often to water your Nasturtium

Water needs for Nasturtium
0.5 cups
every 9

Nasturtium 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 Nasturtium

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Garden Nasturtium in your home

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

Nasturtium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Nasturtium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Nasturtium

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Nasturtium



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.

What other plant parents say

Nasturtium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Nasturtium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Nasturtium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Nasturtium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Nasturtium has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@Crim avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 136 XP

I have never been able to keep a flower alive but this flower was my first. They are really beautiful flowers with unique and amazing petals. It’s very easy to over water or under water them and their pot cannot be too small or else they will not bloom. Other than that they are easy plants that are super fun to have around.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Aro avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Choctaw, OK

Watering this plant is the trickiest part! Greg helps with this though, but also the blooms die easily if they aren’t watered right so be careful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Logan avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe Vancouver, WA

Don’t try to grow it from a seed it’s a dick

Browns easily Browns easily
@Cathryn_arch1 avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 292 XP
globe Middletown, MD

Sol is super easy to care for water around once a week , the plant will bloom sometimes not usually all the time though it really has a mind of its own

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@hannahturtle avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 220 XP

Easy to grow by seed! Has a germination period of 24 hours in water before planting.

Sadie avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 80 XP
globe Suffield, CT

it takes forever to grow

Marley avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 33 XP
globe Vernon, British Columbia

if you purchase jumbo seeds, the plant will get super big, super fast. i had to use a paintbrush in the soil to make sure it stayed up, but now the plant itself is strong enough to stand up on its own. i dont water it too often (maybe once every two days), and i really love the appearance of this plant, although it hasnt sprouted any flowers yet.

@PlantLife avatar
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 10,706 XP
globe Miami, FL

Beautiful, edible plant. It’s easy to collect the seeds and grow more. There are many varieties, and they are great as companion plants to lots of food crops. Put the leaves and flowers in a salad for some spice!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@gabbaroo avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 95 XP

needs direct sunlight

Fast grower Fast grower

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