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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Nigella in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Nigella in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Nigella in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.4% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 31.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.6 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Nigella in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Nigella does not tolerate low-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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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