Plant Care Mulberry Weed

Mulberry Weed

About Mulberry Weed

Mulberryweed is an erect, branched summer annual, resembling a mulberry seedling. The stems and leaves are hairy, the leaves are roughly triangular in outline with toothed margins. The flowers are in feathery clusters in the leaf axils. The plants flower from late spring through early fall, then die after frost.


Fatoua villosa

Also known as

Crabweed and Hairy crabweed

How to care for Mulberry Weed


How often to water your Mulberry Weed

Water needs for Mulberry Weed
0.5 cups
every 9

Mulberry Weed 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.

Calculate water needs of Mulberry Weed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mulberry Weed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mulberry Weed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mulberry Weed may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Mulberry Weed

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

Difficulty Level

Mulberry Weed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Mulberry Weed

Mulberry Weed

Mulberry Weed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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