Plant Care Christmas rose
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Christmas rose

Also known as

Black hellebore

Taxonomy

Helleborus niger
Helleborus
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculales

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

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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 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!


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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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