Plant Care Scarlet Monarda

Scarlet Monarda

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Also known as

Scarlet Beebalm, Scarlet Beebalm, Bee balm, Crimson beebalm, Scarlet monarda, Oswego tea, Bergamot and Monarda didyma bee


Monarda didyma

How to care for Scarlet Monarda


How often to water your Scarlet Monarda

Water needs for Scarlet Monarda
0.5 cups
every 9

Scarlet Monarda 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 Scarlet Monarda

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 Scarlet Beebalm in your home

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

Scarlet Monarda love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Scarlet Monarda does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Scarlet Monarda

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

Difficulty Level

Scarlet Monarda is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Scarlet Monarda

Scarlet Monarda

Scarlet Monarda

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

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I love how it smells and it’s great for pollinators!

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