Plant Care fenugreek

fenugreek

About fenugreek

Trigonella foenum-graecum is an annual herb used for food and traditional medicine. Its native habitat includes uncultivated ground, the edges of fields and dry grassland. The flowers are papillonaceous, resembling a butterfly. The seeds are used as a condiment, adding flavor to maple syrup, cheese and curries.

Taxonomy

Trigonella foenum-graecum
Trigonella
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

fenugreek and methi

How to care for fenugreek

Water

How often to water your fenugreek

Water needs for fenugreek
0.5 cups
every 9

fenugreek 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 fenugreek

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 fenugreek in your home

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

fenugreek love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

fenugreek does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize fenugreek

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

fenugreek 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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Propagation

Care Summary for fenugreek

fenugreek

fenugreek


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.

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