Plant Care Mat Amaranth

Mat Amaranth

About Mat Amaranth

Mat Amaranth is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Mat Amaranth likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Amaranthus blitoides

Also known as

Mat amaranth, Prostrate pigweed, Procumbent pigweed, Prostrate amaranth and Matweed

How to care for Mat Amaranth


How often to water your Mat Amaranth

Water needs for Mat Amaranth
0.5 cups
every 9

Mat Amaranth 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 Mat Amaranth

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.

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Finding light for Mat Amaranth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mat Amaranth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mat Amaranth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mat Amaranth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mat Amaranth

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Mat Amaranth

Mat Amaranth

Mat Amaranth

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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