Plant Care Nigella

Nigella

Also known as

black caraway, black caraway, black caraway, black cumin, nigella, kalojeera and kalonji

Taxonomy

Nigella sativa
Nigella
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculales

How to care for Nigella

Water

How often to water your Nigella

Water needs for Nigella
0.5 cups
every 9

Nigella needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 Nigella

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Nigella in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

59% Medium

Growing Nigella in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Nigella in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Nigella in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.5% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

New Orleans is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to decrease by 20.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Nigella in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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Finding light for black caraway in your home

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

Nigella love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Nigella does not tolerate low light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Nigella

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

When to repot Nigella

Nutrient needs for plant Nigella in New Orleans, Louisiana

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

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in New Orleans 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…

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Care Summary for Nigella

Nigella

Nigella


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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