Plant Care Chinese Mustard

Chinese Mustard

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Chinese Mustard has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chinese Mustard has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Brown mustard, Indian mustard, Leaf mustard, Oriental mustard, Vegetable mustard and microgreens


Brassica juncea

How to care for Chinese Mustard


How often to water your Chinese Mustard

Water needs for Chinese Mustard
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Mustard 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 Chinese Mustard

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Chinese Mustard in your home

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

Chinese Mustard love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Mustard does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Mustard

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Chinese Mustard

Chinese Mustard

Chinese Mustard

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.

What other plant parents say

Chinese Mustard has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Chinese Mustard has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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Edible! Great color in winter.

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