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

Taxonomy

Monarda didyma
Monarda
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Scarlet Monarda

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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:

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

Scarlet Monarda has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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@Mia
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globe Lakewood, CO
03/25/2021

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

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