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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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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 🚫.

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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.

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Care Summary for 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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