Plant Care Arai Keerai

Arai Keerai

Also known as

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


Amaranthus tortuosus

How to care for Arai Keerai


How often to water your Arai Keerai

Water needs for Arai Keerai
0.5 cups
every 9

Arai Keerai 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

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Finding light for red spinach in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arai Keerai: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Arai Keerai love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Arai Keerai does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Arai Keerai

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Arai Keerai

Arai Keerai

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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