Plant Care Common Beet

Common Beet

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About Common Beet

The leaf beet group consists of cultivars such as Swiss chard and beet spinach that are grown for their edible leafy greens. The biennials in this group do not produce flowers until their second year. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, but the thick stalks are best eaten after cooking.

Taxonomy

Beta vulgaris
Beta
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Swiss Chard, Orange Swiss Chard and Beta Valgaris

How to care for Common Beet

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Beet

Water needs for Common Beet
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Beet 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 Common Beet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Beet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Beet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Beet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Beet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Beet

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Common Beet →

Common Common Beet Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Common Beet 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.

Common Beet Water Frequency →

Common Beet Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Beet 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 🏡.

Common Beet Light Requirements →

Common Beet Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Common Beet is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


🪴 Soil

Common Beet 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 Common Beet →

When and How to Successfully Repot Common Beet →


💩 Fertilizer

Common Beet 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Beet grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Common Beet →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Beet can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Common Beet 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 Common Beet

Common Beet

Common Beet


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

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