Plant Care Eggplant
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Eggplant

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Eggplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Eggplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Aubergine, Brinjal and Japanese Eggplant

Taxonomy

Solanum melongena
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Eggplant

Water

How often to water your Eggplant

Water needs for Eggplant
0.5 cups
every 9

Eggplant 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 Eggplant

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.

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Finding light for Eggplant in your home

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

Eggplant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eggplant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Eggplant

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Eggplant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Eggplant

Eggplant

Eggplant


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

Eggplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Eggplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Eggplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Eggplant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Eggplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Eggplant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Caitlyn avatar
@Caitlyn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Monroe, New York
07/14/2021

I have my eggplant growing in an aero garden in my room and in less than 2 months it went from seeds to huge and has 3 or 4 buds already! When I prune it, I give all the leaves to my fish who love the snack (making sure not to leave the little thorns on).

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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