Plant Care Chaya

Chaya

About Chaya

Chaya is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Taxonomy

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius
Cnidoscolus
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

Chaya and Tree spinach

How to care for Chaya

Water

How often to water your Chaya

Water needs for Chaya
0.5 cups
every 9

Chaya 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

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Finding light for Chaya in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chaya: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chaya 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 Chaya in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chaya

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

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Care Summary for Chaya

Chaya


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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