I have a small rosemary herb that I bought at a grocery store. When I bought it, it was healthy and vibrant but since then it has been a struggle to keep it alive. I mist it, keep it in sunlight and give it water frequently, but it just keeps withering and even the live leaves are thin and emaciated. What should I be doing?

  • 2
    You are overwatering and misting a desert plant. Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 2:04
  • Difficult to get enough light inside for rosemary. Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 18:58

1 Answer 1


I've never misted mine and it's doing fine with south windowsill light and regular watering - sometimes in summer outside, too. Got a couple of years on it. I should probably consider repotting it, I guess.

Its parent (it's a rooted cutting) was doing fine but may have run afoul of either a mite infestation or too much time in the same pot. It withered away in the course of a few weeks after at least 3 years of growing fine with similar care. Fortunately they are in different locations. You might want to look (perhaps with a magnifying glass) for mites and/or webbing.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.