How to grow Oregano at home in Easy Steps-Karatfarms

Updated: Jun 9


This guide will help you:

✅ Choose the right planter for oregano.

✅ Make a potting mix for oregano.

✅ Show you where to grow the oregano at home.

✅ And also give you a schedule to add nutrients and water for the plant.


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Sections in this article:

#1 Materials needed to grow oregano.

#2 Where do I grow oregano at home?

#3 Starting my oregano plant.

#4 Caring for my oregano plant.

#5 Plant protection for my oregano



Hindi name: ओरिगैनो

Kannada name: ಓರೆಗಾನೊ

Tamil name: ஆர்கனோ

Telugu name: ఒరేగానో


Botanical Name :Origanum vulgare

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Mediterranean region


Vegetable garden grow oregano at home, terrace, balcony
Harvested Oregano


Materials needed to grow oregano.

Soil: Well-drained fertile soil or potting mixture (free from pest and disease)

pH: The ideal pH for the plant is 6 to 7.5

Planting container size: A well-drained container with 8 to 16-inch diameter and 7-14 inches deep.




Where do I grow oregano at home?

Temperature: The most suitable temperatures for growing range between 18 to 26 C

Sunlight: The light requirement is more than 6 hrs of direct sunlight.

Climate: It is commonly cultivated in cool moist climate conditions and during summer it requires partial shade

Type of plant: Sun-loving perennial herbal plant




Starting my oregano plant.

Season: Best season for growth in spring (Jan- march)

Propagation: The ideal method is to seed and also succeed in cutting. The seed will start germination 10 - 21 days after sowing.

Planting: The normal spacing between plant to plant is 15cm to 20cm and closer spacing of 10-15cm ideal.

Planting depth: 2.5- 3cm



Caring for my oregano plant.

Water: Watering should be done once a day. Avoid overwatering.

Nutrient: Apply well-decomposed plant and animal waste manures and also bone meal or

blood meals and also liquid fertilizers.

Harvest time: The plant is ready for harvest after 90 days of planting. It's continually growing up to 4 years with good plant care.

Edible part: Dried mature leaves

Plant life span : 3 to 4 years


Plant protection for my oregano

Major Pest


Sucking pest (Aphids, Red spider mites, Leaf miner)

To control spray Neem oil 2-5ml per / liter or imidacloprid 17.8 % SL 2-3 ml / liter or Azadirachtin 1.0% EC 3ml/ lit dimethoate 30 % EC or Fipronil 5% SC 1-2 ml/ lit or phosphamidon 40 %SL 1.5 ml/ lit or Dicofol 18.5 % SC 2 ml / liter of water.



Major diseases


Botrytis rot or Stem rot

Spray neem oil 2-5ml/lit or copper oxychloride 2.5g /lit.twice in 14 days.


Plant care and maintenance
  • Apply regular nutrients to the plants.

  • Plants require little care and maintenance for when they grow vigorously.

  • Need pinching when reaching 15 cm or above will help for more side branches

  • Remove the older and unhealthy affected leaves and branches of plants and its give regular air circulation into the all the branches of plants



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