Origanum Majorana, Marjoram, Marwa - Plant

Marwa is the plant with the fragrant foliage. The Greeks called this plant Joy of the mountain and used it to make wreaths and garlands for weddings and funerals.

    What makes it special:
  • Marjoram attracts bees and butterflies.
  • Marjoram is sufficiently attractive to make an excellent border planting for a garden.
  • This keeps its full flavor even when dried.
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About Origanum Majorana

Origanum Majorana has thin, gray-green leaves and in early summer, small, white to pink flowers appear along the stem. The flavor of the leaves are similar to oregano, but sweeter. Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is easy to grow herb well suited for growing in containers as well as the garden.

Marjoram plants are tender perennials, freezing temperatures will cause serious injury or death to the plants.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Marjoram
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 60 centimeter
Flower Colour White-Pink
Bloom Time Jan-April
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

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Light Requirement

  • More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

    Origanum Majorana care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content
    Temperature 20 to 30 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Origanum Majorana special feature

    Marwa leaves are used as fresh or dried and lend a spicy, sweet, almost piney flavour that compliments vegetables.

    Origanum Majorana uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It makes an excellent container or border plant

    Culinary Use:

    • It is used for culinary purpose

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow marwa plant?

    Marwa plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant.  1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    Marwa plant uses?

    The parts of sweet marjoram that are used in folklore medicine are dried leaves, leaves extract, and essential oil. Origanum majorana leaves have been claimed to have antimicrobial and emmenagogue properties and be useful for the treatment of respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What is marwa plant called in english?

    In English Marwa plant called Origanum majorana.


    Sunday, 26 July 2020

    I ve never ordered a plant online before. Will the plant not die doing delivery?

    Bindu Krishnan

    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    What a great experience from start to finish.


    Thursday, 12 March 2020

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

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