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Oregano Plant : Origanum vulgare plant

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1)Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Oregano /Origanum vulgare

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Indoor

3) Size of pot it comes in-  5 inches

4) Seasonal/ perennial-  Perennial

5) Flowering/ non flowering-  Foliage

6) Place to keep- Full sun to partial shade


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Oregano Plant

Description Of Oregano Plant

Oregano plant is a flowering plant in 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. The flowers are purple, 3–4 mm long, produced in erect spikes

Plant Specifications

Common Name Oregano
Maximum Reachable Height two feet tall
Bloom Time summer
Difficulty Level easy

Oregano Plant Care

  • Oregano will grow well indoors, but it is important that the plant receives adequate heat and sunshine in order to grow.
  • Water: Don’t overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly, only when the soil is dry to the touch.
  • Spacing: Plant it eight to 10 inches apart in your garden.

Light Requirement

  • Full sun to part shade


  • Grows best in well-drained soil. It will also grow in rocky soil, though. Native to the Mediterranean and Europe, oregano can thrive in areas with tough growing conditions. If you have swampy or heavy soil, plant it in a container or raised bed.


  • Oregano plant doesn’t need quite as much water as most herbs.
  • As the amount of watering depends on many variables, just water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Oregano is self-seeding, so the plants will easily grow back.
  • You can divide the plants in late spring if you want to put one indoors.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Fertilize oregano and dill just once during the summer growing season, spreading 1 1/2 ounces of 5-10-5 fertilizer for every 5 feet of your herb row.
  • Irrigate the herbs immediately after fertilization to help carry the fertilizer’s nutrients to the plants’ roots.

Re-potting Oregano Plant

  • Fill the pot no more than half full of potting soil, slightly bringing it up the sides of the pot.
  • Gently press the soil to help it stay in place, and then lightly, but thoroughly, moisten the soil with water.
  • Before repotting any herb, it’s important to carefully prepare the plant’s root ball.

Oregano Plant Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Oregano is a medicinal plant.
  • The leaf is used to make medicine.
  • Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating.

Culinary Use:

  • Some of the most common uses of oregano include tomato-centric recipes, like pizza and pasta sauce, as well as olive oil-based dishes.
  • Oregano is commonly combined with olive oil to create flavorful oregano oil, Italian vinaigrettes, and marinades chicken dishes.

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  1. kumar.vidushi (verified owner)

    My plant was very healthy, came in a well drained pot with good quality soil. No damages on the plant or elsewhere


  2. 355singhhemant

    I received very healthy plant. The whole pot was covered with the oregano plant.