Plant Care Earth Apple

Earth Apple

About Earth Apple

Jerusalem Artichoke is a perennial root vegetable in the sunflower family.

Taxonomy

Helianthus tuberosus
Helianthus
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Artichoke, Sunroot, Sunchoke and Earth apple

How to care for Earth Apple

Water

How often to water your Earth Apple

Water needs for Earth Apple
0.5 cups
every 9

Earth Apple 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 Earth Apple

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

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Finding light for Jerusalem Artichoke in your home

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

Earth Apple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Earth Apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Earth Apple

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Toxicity
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Earth Apple

Earth Apple

Earth Apple


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.

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