Plant Care Spring Onion

Spring Onion

4.9 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Spring Onion has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Spring Onion has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Long Green Onion, Long Green Onion, Welsh Onion, Japanese Bunching Onion, scallions, green onion, Scallion, Scallions and green onion

Taxonomy

Allium fistulosum
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Spring Onion

Water

How often to water your Spring Onion

Water needs for Spring Onion
0.5 cups
every 9

Spring Onion 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 Spring Onion

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 Long Green Onion in your home

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

Spring Onion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Spring Onion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Spring Onion

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Spring Onion 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 Spring Onion

Spring Onion

Spring Onion


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

Spring Onion has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Spring Onion has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Spring Onion has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Spring Onion has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Spring Onion has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Toriz avatar
@Toriz
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 1,784 XP
04/08/2022

So easy to grow from the grocery store and you can harvest quickly!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Ifonlyfloramoment avatar
@Ifonlyfloramoment
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 730 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
11/28/2021

DIY little garden! Start to grow roots insanely fast, easy to pot, easy to grow!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Smxles4mxles avatar
@Smxles4mxles
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 381 XP
11/25/2021

i just plant the roots from the green onions i buy at the grocery. you can get like 3 rounds of green onions for cooking before they start to grow funky

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Bittermulatto avatar
@Bittermulatto
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,315 XP
globe Bloomington, IL
08/01/2021

Everyone should grow their own green onion. It’s stupid easy to grow indoors and outdoors, you get fresh green onion whenever you want, it’s nice!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Kee_na avatar
@Kee_na
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 105 XP
globe Cookeville, TN
07/11/2021

I started these from the ends of green onions I got at the grocery store. All I did was stick them in some dirt and they started sprouting! Really easy to repot them.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 64 XP
06/14/2021

Nothing you need to know, they are just so adorable and fast growers!

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