Plant Care California amaranth

California amaranth

Taxonomy

Amaranthus californicus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for California amaranth

Water

How often to water your California amaranth

Water needs for California amaranth
0.5 cups
every 9

California 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 California amaranth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California amaranth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California amaranth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California amaranth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize California amaranth

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

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Care Summary for California amaranth

California amaranth


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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