Plant Care Amaranthus Dubius

Amaranthus Dubius

Also known as

red spinach, red spinach, red spinach, Chinese spinach, spleen amaranth, hon-toi-moi, yin choy, hsien tsai and Arai keerai

Taxonomy

Amaranthus tortuosus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Amaranthus Dubius

💦 Water

How often to water your Amaranthus Dubius

Water needs for Amaranthus Dubius
0.5 cups
every 9

Amaranthus Dubius 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 Amaranthus Dubius

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for red spinach in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Amaranthus Dubius: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Amaranthus Dubius love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Amaranthus Dubius does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Amaranthus Dubius

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Amaranthus Dubius prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Amaranthus Dubius requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Amaranthus Dubius does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Amaranthus Dubius should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Amaranthus Dubius

Amaranthus Dubius

Amaranthus Dubius


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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