Dianthus hyssopifolius aka Fransen Nelke


Common names

Fransen Nelke

How to care for Fransen Nelke


Fransen Nelke requires a bit more attention and knowledge to thrive, making it a suitable plant for those with some gardening experience.


Fransen Nelke should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Fransen Nelke loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


To ensure optimal growth, the Fransen Nelke prefers bright diffused light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.


Ploi does not possess verified information regarding the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event that you, a member of your family, or a pet ingests plant material with an unclear toxicity level, it is highly recommended to seek the advice of a medical professional.


The Fransen Nelke does not necessitate supplementary humidity. Plants primarily absorb water through their roots, rather than their leaves. Hence, the most effective way to supply humidity to your plants is by watering the soil.


The growth of Fransen Nelke is gradual and it doesn't necessitate any additional fertilizers. Replacing the soil in its pot once a year should suffice to provide the plant with sufficient nutrition. It's important to keep in mind that plants derive their energy from the sun's rays, not fertilizers.

Region of origin

Fransen Nelke’s native range is Europe and Asia.

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