Plant Care Garden Strawberry

Garden Strawberry

Also known as

Fragaria ananassa, Fragaria ananassa ananassa, Fragaria ananassa cuneifolia, Fragaria ananassae, Fragaria bathonica, Fragaria carolinensis, Fragaria caroliniana, Fragaria caroliniensis, Fragaria chiloensis ananassa, Fragaria chiloensis carolinensis, Fragaria chiloensis tincta, Fragaria cultorum, Fragaria grandiflora, Fragaria latiuscula, Fragaria suchiana, Fragaria vesca ananas, Fragaria vesca ananassa and Fragaria xananassa


Fragaria ananassa

How to care for Garden Strawberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Garden Strawberry

Water needs for Garden Strawberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Strawberry 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 Garden Strawberry

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Garden Strawberry in your home

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

Garden Strawberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Garden Strawberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Garden Strawberry in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Garden Strawberry

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Garden Strawberry 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.

Garden Strawberry Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Garden Strawberry 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 🏡.

Garden Strawberry Light Requirements →

Garden Strawberry Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 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.

💨 Humidity

Garden Strawberry doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Garden Strawberry Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Garden Strawberry does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Garden Strawberry →

💩 Fertilizer

Garden Strawberry should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Garden Strawberry →

🌎 Native Region

Garden Strawberry is native to Temperate Northern Hemisphere and Southern South America.

🧐 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 Garden Strawberry

Garden Strawberry

Garden Strawberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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