Plant Care American Pokeweed

American Pokeweed

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American Pokeweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
American Pokeweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

American Pokeweed, Pokeweed, American pokeweed, Poke sallet and Poke salad

Taxonomy

Phytolacca americana
Phytolacca
Phytolaccaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for American Pokeweed

Water

How often to water your American Pokeweed

Water needs for American Pokeweed
0.5 cups
every 9

American Pokeweed 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 American Pokeweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 American Pokeweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Pokeweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Pokeweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Pokeweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize American Pokeweed

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

American Pokeweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for American Pokeweed

American Pokeweed

American Pokeweed


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.

What other plant parents say

American Pokeweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
American Pokeweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
American Pokeweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Tayshway avatar
@Tayshway
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 623 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
07/15/2021

This girl just lives in my backyard. What I thought was just weeds seems like a cool dude! She’s independent and takes care of herself!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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