Plant Care Hardy kiwi

Hardy kiwi

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About Hardy kiwi

Hardy kiwi is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and easy to bloom with only 5 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Hardy kiwi likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Hardy kiwi belongs to the actinidia genus, and is native to Temperate Eastern Asia.


Actinidia arguta

How to care for Hardy kiwi


How often to water your Hardy kiwi

Water needs for Hardy kiwi
0.5 cups
every 9

Hardy kiwi needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Hardy kiwi

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Hardy kiwi in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hardy kiwi: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hardy kiwi love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Hardy kiwi does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hardy kiwi in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Hardy kiwi

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hardy kiwi: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Hardy kiwi after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Hardy kiwi is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Hardy kiwi

Hardy kiwi

Hardy kiwi

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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