Plant Care Good King Henry

Good King Henry

Also known as

Good King Henry, poor-man's asparagus, perennial goosefoot, Lincolnshire spinach, Markery, English mercury and mercury goosefoot


Blitum bonus-henricus

How to care for Good King Henry


How often to water your Good King Henry

Water needs for Good King Henry
0.5 cups
every 9

Good King Henry 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 Good King Henry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Good King Henry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Good King Henry may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Good King Henry

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

Care Summary for Good King Henry

Good King Henry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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