Plant Care Oregano


4.6 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Oregano has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Oregano has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Wild Marjoram, Greek Oregano and Winter Sweet Marjoram


Origanum vulgare

How to care for Oregano


How often to water your Oregano

Water needs for Oregano
0.5 cups
every 9

Oregano 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 Oregano

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Oregano in your home

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

Oregano love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Oregano does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Oregano

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

Difficulty Level

Oregano can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Oregano



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

Oregano has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Oregano has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Oregano has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Oregano has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Oregano has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 81,640 XP
globe Austin, TX

Just your standard herb. Almost impossible to kill.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Capejettymum avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP

One of the few herbs that did fine overwintering in New England, being a foot away from a window.

Survivor Survivor
Plantaddiction avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 307 XP

Smells amazing, tastes great, overall amazing

Fast grower Fast grower
Esthergrace avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 577 XP

I really love this plant, it’s so cute and charming and is edible! it grows super fast, but i does take a lot of watering. if you ever notice that it looks really sad or even dead you just have to water it and it looks great after a bit.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Evieg avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 2,191 XP
globe Griffith, IN

I grew this from seeds on window

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Elainny avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 11 XP


Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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