Plant Care Hairy Joyweed

Hairy Joyweed

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Hairy Joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hairy Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Joseph's coat, alternanthera, Christmas Tree and Alternantheram


Alternanthera ficoidea

How to care for Hairy Joyweed


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Hairy Joyweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hairy Joyweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hairy Joyweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hairy Joyweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


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.

Difficulty Level

Hairy Joyweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Hairy Joyweed

Hairy Joyweed

Hairy Joyweed

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

Hairy Joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Hairy Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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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Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
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