Desert Rock Nettle
Also known as
desert rock nettle, desert stingbush, velcro plant and vegetable velcro
How to care for Desert Rock Nettle
How often to water your Desert Rock Nettle
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 located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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
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Finding light for Desert Rock Nettle in your home
Desert Rock Nettle 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
Desert Rock Nettle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Desert Rock Nettle
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.
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.
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 🏡.
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.
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.
Care Summary for Desert Rock Nettle
Desert Rock Nettle
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.