Plant Care Garden Rue
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Garden Rue

Also known as

Common Rue, Common Rue and Herb-of-Grace

Taxonomy

Ruta graveolens
Ruta
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Garden Rue

Water

How often to water your Garden Rue

Water needs for Garden Rue
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Rue 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 Rue

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Rue in your home

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

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

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

Garden Rue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Garden Rue

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Garden Rue

Garden Rue

Garden Rue


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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