Plant Care Chinese Chives

Chinese Chives

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Chinese Chives has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chinese Chives has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Garlic chives, Oriental garlic, Asian chives and Chinese leek


Allium tuberosum

How to care for Chinese Chives


How often to water your Chinese Chives

Water needs for Chinese Chives
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Chives 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 Chinese Chives

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Chinese Chives in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Chives: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Chives love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Chives does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Chives

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese Chives: 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 Chinese Chives after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Chinese Chives 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!

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Care Summary for Chinese Chives

Chinese Chives

Chinese Chives

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.

What other plant parents say

Chinese Chives has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Chinese Chives has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Chinese Chives has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 105 XP
globe New York

I found these bad boys growing in crack on the nyc sidewalk and rescued them from their untimely demise.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 441 XP

smells good 😻

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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