Plant Care Chia

Chia

Also known as

Hyptis emoryi, desert lavender and Hyptis emoryi

Taxonomy

Condea emoryi
Condea
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chia

Water

How often to water your Chia

Water needs for Chia
0.5 cups
every 9

Chia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Chia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Chia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Finding light for Chia in your home

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

Chia 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Chia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chia

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

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Care Summary for Chia

Chia

Chia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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