Plant Care Desert Rock Nettle

Desert Rock Nettle

Also known as

desert rock nettle, desert stingbush, velcro plant and vegetable velcro

Taxonomy

Eucnide urens
Eucnide
Loasaceae
Cornales

How to care for Desert Rock Nettle

💦 Water

How often to water your Desert Rock Nettle

Water needs for Desert Rock Nettle
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Rock Nettle 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Desert Rock Nettle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Rock Nettle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Rock Nettle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Rock Nettle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Rock Nettle

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Desert Rock Nettle prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Desert Rock Nettle requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Desert Rock Nettle will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Desert Rock Nettle

Desert Rock Nettle


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.

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