4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)
Eggplant is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with only 99 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Eggplant likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.
Eggplant belongs to the Solanum genus, and is native to India.
Also known as
Aubergine, Brinjal and Japanese Eggplant
How to care for Eggplant
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.
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 🚫.
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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.
What other plant parents say
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).