Plant Care Marjoram


About Marjoram

Marjoram is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Marjoram likes soil that is well draining.

Marjoram belongs to the origanum genus, and is native to the Mediterranean and Turkey.

⚠️ Marjoram is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Origanum majorana

Also known as

Sweet marjoram, Knotted marjoram and Pot marjoram

How to care for Marjoram


How often to water your Marjoram

Water needs for Marjoram
0.5 cups
every 9

Marjoram 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 Marjoram

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Marjoram in your home

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

Marjoram love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Marjoram does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Marjoram

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

Difficulty Level

Marjoram 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 Marjoram



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.

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