Plant Care American Buckwheat Vine

American Buckwheat Vine

Also known as

xd Brunnichia ovata, Sida ovata, American buckwheat vine and redvine

Taxonomy

Brunnichia ovata
Brunnichia
Polygonaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for American Buckwheat Vine

💦 Water

How often to water your American Buckwheat Vine

Water needs for American Buckwheat Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

American Buckwheat Vine 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for American Buckwheat Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Buckwheat Vine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

American Buckwheat Vine 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of American Buckwheat Vine in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Buckwheat Vine

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

American Buckwheat Vine 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.


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

American Buckwheat Vine is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.


🧐 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 American Buckwheat Vine

American Buckwheat Vine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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