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 San Diego, California.

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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

61% Medium

Growing Earth Apple in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Earth Apple in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Earth Apple in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.4% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 23.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Earth Apple in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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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 🚫.

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 20th, 2021

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
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 your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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