Plant Care Garden Rocket

Garden Rocket

Also known as

Rocket, Rocketsalad, Arugula, Eruca, Arugula 'Rocket', Eruca vesicaria. and Eruca Sativa


Eruca vesicaria

How to care for Garden Rocket


How often to water your Garden Rocket

Water needs for Garden Rocket
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Rocket needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Garden Rocket

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Garden Rocket in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Finding light for Garden Rocket in your home

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

Garden Rocket 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 Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Garden Rocket does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Garden Rocket

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

Difficulty Level

Garden Rocket 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Garden Rocket

Garden Rocket

Garden Rocket

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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