Plant Care Wild Onion

Wild Onion

Also known as

Fraser Meadow Garlic, Fraser Meadow Garlic, Hyacinth meadow garlic, Meadow garlic, Canada onion, Canadian garlic, Wild garlic and Wild onion

Taxonomy

Allium canadense
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Wild Onion

💦 Water

How often to water your Wild Onion

Water needs for Wild Onion
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild 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 Wild Onion

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Fraser Meadow Garlic in your home

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

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

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

Wild Onion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Wild Onion

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Wild Onion is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Fraser Meadow Garlic →

Common Fraser Meadow Garlic Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Wild Onion prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Wild Onion requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Fraser Meadow Garlic Light Requirements →

Fraser Meadow Garlic Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Wild Onion 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.


💨 Humidity

Wild Onion doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Fraser Meadow Garlic Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Wild Onion does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Fraser Meadow Garlic →

When and How to Successfully Repot Fraser Meadow Garlic →


💩 Fertilizer

Wild Onion should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Wild Onion is native to the Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Wild Onion will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Fraser Meadow Garlic →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Wild Onion can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Fraser Meadow Garlic Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Wild Onion can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Wild Onion

Wild Onion

Wild 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.

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