Plant Care Christmas rose

Christmas rose

About Christmas rose

Christmas rose is a super 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 located in San Diego, California.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Christmas rose in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

61% Medium

Growing Christmas rose in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Christmas rose in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Christmas rose in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Christmas rose in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 28th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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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..️

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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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Growing Outdoors
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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 your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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