A handful of plants will provide you with enough oregano to use fresh in season and to dry for use throughout the winter.Oregano is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family. It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.
Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long.Oregano is an easy-care herb that can be grown indoors or out in the garden. As it is native to hot, arid regions, the oregano plant is perfect for growing in areas prone to drought.
12 inch (30 cm)
5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
0.50 to 0.75 feet
easy to grow
Planting and care
Oregano can be grown from seeds, cuttings, or purchased container plants. Seeds should be started indoors prior to your region s last expected frost.
There s no need to cover oregano herb seeds with soil.
Simply mist them with water and cover the seed tray or container with plastic.
Best to shear plants back regularly before flowering to keep the planting tidy and to induce growth of new leaves. Best propagated from cuttings taken from plants whose leaves have a proven superior aroma/taste (seed-grown plants sometimes have little aroma or flavor) when harvest of leaves for culinary purposes is desired.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
22-25 degrees Celsius.
Apply any organic fertilizer
Oregano special feature
Group or mass in herb gardens, border fronts, cottage gardens or rock gardens. Also effective as an edger or groundcover. Pots, window boxes, and containers. Cultivars with attractive foliage are used as ornamentals.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Possible health benefits of Oregano
The herb is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders
The herb is also applied topically to help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Oregano plants regrow?
Yes,Oregano is perennial plant and plants regrow after harvesting of leaves and flowers.
How many Oregano plants per pot?
Only one Oregano plant is planted per pot because it is prolific growing herb.
How does Oregano plant look like?
Oregano is a aromatic perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family.Its compact oval with opposite leaves are arranged oppositely and are covered with glandular trichomes. The young stems are typically square and hairy and become woody with age.
Can you plant Oregano and thyme together?
You can grow Oregano and thyme together but avoid mixing of plants by keeping appropriate distance.
How to propagate Oregano plant?
Oregano plant propagated by easily from seed, cuttings, or division.
How to harvest Oregano plant?
Oregano aromatic leaves can be snipped as needed. For best flavor, harvest leaves just as flower buds also Stems can be cut and dried.
How to trim Oregano plant?
To trim Oregano plant use clean shears to remove stems from the plant. Cut back to just above a growth node or set of leaves. This will allow the plant to branch from the cut area and reproduce more flavorful leaves.
Is Oregano plant?
Origanum vulgare is a aromatic flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to temperate Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.
Is Oregano plant a mosquito repellent?
Yes,Oregano plant repel mosquito up to some extent.
As per the available information and published research.
What part of Oregano plant is used?
Oregano is a aromatic herb, use leaves which can be more flavorful when dried than fresh and flower and stems also be used.
When planting Oregano?
Oregano is planted more favorably during March-April month.
Where to plant Oregano?
You can plant a Oregano plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch.
Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Why is my Oregano plant turning brown?
The main reasons of Oregano plant turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.
Where to plant Oregano sun or shade?
Oregano planted outdoor where more than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day preferably in morning.
Is Oregano plant good for cough?
Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.
My Oregano plant is dying?
The main reasons of dying Oregano plant are as follows. 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.
When to plant Oregano seeds?
To plant Oregano seeds March-April month is best suited.
Can you divide Oregano plants?
Oregano plant herbs can be divided by simply splitting up their roots.
Are all Oregano plants edible?
Origanum vulgare is a flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family and most of the oregano species are edible.
Can I plant Oregano with tomatoes?
Yes, You can grow Oregano with tomatoes as intercrop up to some extent.
Oregano poisonous to cats?
Yes,Oregano is poisonous to cats due to phenolic content present in the plant.
When to plant Oregano indoors?
Oregano is outdoor plant and you can grow indoor by considering the following growing conditions.
1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
How to plant Oregano?
To plant Oregano consider the following points
1. To grow Oregano plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
Is Oregano plant perennial?
Yes, Oregano is perennial herb plant.
When to trim Oregano plant?
October-January is best time to trim Oregano plants.
What can I plant Oregano with?
You can plant Oregano and thyme plants together.
Can Oregano plants survive the winter?
Yes,Oregano plants survive in winter but oregano plant is sensitive to chilling and frost injury. The optimum temperature range is 25-30 degree Celsius.
When to harvest Oregano plant?
To harvest Oregano plant March-April month is best suited.
What is Oregano plant good for?
Oregano plant is aromatic herb and good for various medicinal purpose like for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.
How to plant Oregano from cuttings?
Take cuttings of Oregano plant of 12-15 cm long having 3-4 nodes and these cuttings are planted in mist chamber. The cuttings will start rooting after 6-7 week after planting.
Note This is not mostly followed method for further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Why is my Oregano plant wilting?
The main reason of wilting Oregano plant is due to overwatering, Disease and pest infestation.
Does Oregano plant spread?
Yes, Oregano is perennial herb plant and spreads more than 80 cm with proper care and management.
Can you plant Oregano and basil together?
Yes,you can plant Oregano and basil together by keeping appropriate distance to minimize crop competition.
Does Oregano plant need direct sunlight?
Yes oregano plant need natural direct bright sunlight more than 6 hours a day.
Thursday, 06 February 2020
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