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 located in Eugene, Oregon.

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.

Plant care guide for Earth Apple in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

42% Low

Growing Earth Apple in Eugene right now

Light needs for plant Earth Apple in Eugene, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Earth Apple in Eugene, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 36.5% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Eugene is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to decrease by 36.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Earth Apple in Eugene, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Eugene is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 total hours of dayli…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Eugene, Oregon ⛅.

Earth Apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Earth Apple

Nutrient needs for plant Earth Apple in Eugene, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Eugene is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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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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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 your location in Eugene, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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