Plant Care Decorative Kale

Decorative Kale

Also known as



Brassica oleracae

How to care for Decorative Kale


How often to water your Decorative Kale

Water needs for Decorative Kale
0.5 cups
every 9

Decorative Kale needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Decorative Kale

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.

Plant care guide for Decorative Kale in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing Decorative Kale in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Decorative Kale in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Decorative Kale in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.3% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Decorative Kale in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 28th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Decorative Kale in your home

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

Decorative Kale 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Decorative Kale does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Decorative Kale

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

When to repot Decorative Kale

Nutrient needs for plant Decorative Kale in Baltimore, Maryland

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

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore 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 t…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Decorative Kale

Decorative Kale

Decorative Kale

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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