Plant Care Oregano

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

Taxonomy

Origanum vulgare
Origanum
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Oregano

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Oregano

Oregano

Oregano


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.

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
@Rjg
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 81,640 XP
globe Austin, TX
11/28/2021

Just your standard herb. Almost impossible to kill.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Capejettymum avatar
@Capejettymum
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP
06/11/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Plantaddiction avatar
@Plantaddiction
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 307 XP
06/08/2021

Smells amazing, tastes great, overall amazing

Fast grower Fast grower
Esthergrace avatar
@Esthergrace
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 577 XP
06/03/2021

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
@Evieg
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 2,191 XP
globe Griffith, IN
04/02/2021

I grew this from seeds on window

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Elainny avatar
@Elainny
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 11 XP
03/20/2021

I’m

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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