A staple in Pakistan’s kitchens deserves a place in your garden. Also famous as Pakistani borage or a Mexican mint, use the leaves as mouth freshener or dry them to use as spices. A great addition to your indoor spaces with beautiful leaves that also make your home smell great at all times. Growing your own herbs also means, no pesticides for sure.
Lights, Water, Action
Get your plants ready to slay!
Bright indirect sunlight
Water once a week
Where to grow
Air purifying, Pet friendly
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Although the Ajwain plant will grow in neutral soil, it prefers alkaline soil. Ajwain does not require very regular fertilization, but it is advisable to feed once in 2 weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer.
Repotting : Repot the Ajwain plant every year or when the plant becomes root bound. Use a neutral well-draining soil mix for the same.
Propagation : Ajwain is easy to propagate and grow through softwood cuttings, tip cuttings and seeds. It is a little difficult to grow it through seeds but the other methods are easy. The Ajwain plant grows enthusiastically without needing much tending to.
1. Why is my Ajwain plant’s stem limp and drooping?
Over watering can cause the stem of your Ajwain plant to droop. Avoid overwatering your plant by watering it when the soil is completely dry.
2. Why are my Ajwain leaves turning yellow?
Leaves turning yellow is the first sign of overwatering. Water your plant less frequently, only when the soil is completely dry, to correct this problem.
3. Why does my Ajwain plant have very few leaves?
Long ajwain stems with less leaves is a result of lack of sufficient light. Move your plant to a brighter spot for better growth.
Style and Décor
Light Requirements : There’s not much that the Bishop’s Weed requires of you. He only requires regular water and direct sunlight. He is the classic outdoorsy kind.
Locations : Ajwain plants are easy to grow. They require regular watering and sunlight. The best places for Carom plants are in your balcony, terrace, and windowsill.
Styling/Décor tip : Kitchen garden is a growing urban rage and the Ajwain plant fits right in within your kitchen garden of any size that you have created in your balcony or terrace. Place it on a stand or stool and watch its leaves trail down. It also makes a good option for railing or wall planters.