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Oregano, the aromatic herb with Mediterranean charm, flourishes as a delightful houseplant, enriching indoor spaces with its versatile flavor. Originating from sunny regions, this resilient perennial features leaves that enhance various dishes. Easy to care for, oregano symbolizes culinary inspiration, bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to your kitchen. It’s a cherished addition for home chefs and herb enthusiasts alike.

Plant Care Guide

Full Sunlight


Oregano appreciates full sun for at least 6 hours of the day, if you are located in a hot climate, your plant may need some afternoon shade to prevent the leaves from getting burnt, East facing windows are a great option to get the morning sun.

Frequent Watering


Oregano only needs an inch of water per week and your plant is fairly drought tolerant. Before your next water, make sure you’ve allowed the soil to dry completely out. Too much water can lead to root rot and other issues.



Sandy loam is the soil for your plant, a moisture retaining soil can cause issues for your plant and will lead to it not growing well. They thrive in a light, well draining and dry soil. They also appreciate a soil that can be slightly acidic to neutral pH level. Fertilizing is not necessary for Oregano because it can survive in poor soil, if you give your plant fertilizer keep in mind that it can change the flavor.

Low Humidity


Oregano is heat tolerant and can handle a bit of cold, their ideal temperature is between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Oregano does not like high humidity as they like their soil dry. If you are in a humid climate, just make sure your plant has good air circulation and good soil drainage.

Toxic to Pets

Additional Notes

It is best to wait until your plant reaches 4 to 5 inches tall to harvest the leaves.