Plant Care Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed

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Brazilian Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Brazilian Joyweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Brazilian Joyweed, Metal Weed, Bloodleaf, Parrot Leaf and Ruby Leaf

Taxonomy

Alternanthera brasiliana
Alternanthera
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Brazilian Joyweed

💦 Water

How often to water your Brazilian Joyweed

Water needs for Brazilian Joyweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian Joyweed 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 Brazilian Joyweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Brazilian Joyweed in your home

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

Brazilian Joyweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Brazilian Joyweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Brazilian Joyweed

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Brazilian Joyweed →

Common Brazilian Joyweed Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Brazilian Joyweed prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Brazilian Joyweed Water Frequency →

Brazilian Joyweed Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Brazilian Joyweed requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Brazilian Joyweed Light Requirements →

Brazilian Joyweed Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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🪴 Soil

Brazilian Joyweed does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Brazilian Joyweed →

When and How to Successfully Repot Brazilian Joyweed →


💩 Fertilizer

Brazilian Joyweed should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Brazilian Joyweed →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Brazilian Joyweed can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Brazilian Joyweed Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed


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.

What other plant parents say

Brazilian Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Brazilian Joyweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Brazilian Joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Brazilian Joyweed has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Brazilian Joyweed has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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06/23/2021

when it needs water it looks like it’s about to die and gets all droopy, one of the most dramatic plants i own but it’s so pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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