Plant Care Desert Rock Nettle

Desert Rock Nettle

Also known as

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


Eucnide urens

How to care for Desert Rock Nettle


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 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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Plant care guide for Desert Rock Nettle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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 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

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.

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Care Summary for Desert Rock Nettle

Desert Rock Nettle

Greg recommends:


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.

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