Plant Care Joseph's Coat

Joseph's Coat

Also known as

Upright Calico Plant and Little Ruby


Alternanthera dentata

How to care for Joseph's Coat


How often to water your Joseph's Coat

Water needs for Joseph's Coat
0.5 cups
every 9

Joseph's Coat needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, IL.

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 Joseph's Coat

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Joseph's Coat in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

91% High

Growing Joseph's Coat in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Joseph's Coat in Chicago, IL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Joseph's Coat in Chicago, IL

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.8% ☀️

June 18th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Joseph's Coat in Chicago, IL

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

June 18th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Joseph's Coat in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Joseph's Coat: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Joseph's Coat may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Joseph's Coat thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Joseph's Coat

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Joseph's Coat: 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 Joseph's Coat after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Joseph's Coat

Nutrient needs for plant Joseph's Coat in Chicago, IL

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 18th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Joseph's Coat

Joseph's Coat

Joseph's Coat

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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