Plant Care Amaranthus Hybridus

Amaranthus Hybridus

Also known as

Amaranth Pigweed, Amaranth Pigweed, Slim amaranth, Green amaranth, Smooth amaranth, Smooth pigweed and Red amaranth


Amaranthus hybridus

How to care for Amaranthus Hybridus


How often to water your Amaranthus Hybridus

Water needs for Amaranthus Hybridus
0.5 cups
every 9

Amaranthus Hybridus 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 Hybridus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Amaranth Pigweed in your home

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

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

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

Amaranthus Hybridus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Amaranthus Hybridus

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

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Care Summary for Amaranthus Hybridus

Amaranthus Hybridus

Amaranthus Hybridus

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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