Plant Care Hairy joyweed
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Hairy joyweed

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Hairy joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hairy joyweed has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

Also known as

Joseph's coat, alternanthera and Christmas Tree

Taxonomy

Alternanthera ficoidea
Alternanthera
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Hairy joyweed

Water

How often to water your Hairy joyweed

Water needs for Hairy joyweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Hairy joyweed 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 Hairy joyweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Hairy joyweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hairy joyweed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hairy joyweed 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hairy joyweed

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

Care Summary for Hairy joyweed

Hairy joyweed

Hairy joyweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Hairy joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Hairy joyweed has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Hairy joyweed has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Hairy joyweed has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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08/10/2021

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