Plant Care Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose

About Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Christmas Rose likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Christmas Rose belongs to the Helleborus genus, and is native to Central and Southern Europe.

⚠️ Christmas Rose is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Helleborus niger
Helleborus
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

Black hellebore

How to care for Christmas Rose

💦 Water

How often to water your Christmas Rose

Water needs for Christmas Rose
0.5 cups
every 9

Christmas Rose 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 Christmas Rose

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Christmas Rose in your home

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

Christmas Rose 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Christmas Rose

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Christmas Rose is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Christmas Rose →

Common Christmas Rose Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Christmas Rose 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.

Christmas Rose Water Frequency →

Christmas Rose Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Christmas Rose may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Christmas Rose Light Requirements →

Christmas Rose Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Christmas Rose is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Christmas Rose 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!

Best Soil Mix for Christmas Rose →

When and How to Successfully Repot Christmas Rose →


💩 Fertilizer

Christmas Rose grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Christmas Rose is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Christmas Rose →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Christmas Rose can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Christmas Rose Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Christmas Rose can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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