Plant Care shadscale

shadscale

About shadscale

shadscale is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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 located in Denver, Colorado.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for shadscale in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing shadscale in Denver right now

Light needs for plant shadscale in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 7th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant shadscale in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant shadscale in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of daylig…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.

shadscale does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot shadscale

Nutrient needs for plant shadscale in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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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 your location in Denver, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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