Plant Care Jiaogulan


About Jiaogulan

Jiaogulan is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs lots of water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Jiaogulan belongs to the Gynostemma genus, and is native to Eastern Asia.


Gynostemma pentaphyllum

How to care for Jiaogulan


How often to water your Jiaogulan

Water needs for Jiaogulan
0.5 cups
every 7

Jiaogulan needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Jiaogulan

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Jiaogulan in your home

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

Jiaogulan 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 Jiaogulan

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Jiaogulan



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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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