Plant Care shadscale

shadscale

Taxonomy

Atriplex confertifolia
Atriplex
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for shadscale

Water

How often to water your shadscale

Water needs for shadscale
0.5 cups
every 9

shadscale 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for shadscale in your home

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

shadscale love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

shadscale does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize shadscale

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for shadscale

shadscale


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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