Plant Care Japanese Rose

Japanese Rose

Also known as

Beach Rose, Beach Rose, Rugosa rose, Japanese rose, Ramanas rose, Letchberry and spray roses


Rosa rugosa

How to care for Japanese Rose

💦 Water

How often to water your Japanese Rose

Water needs for Japanese Rose
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese 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 Japanese Rose

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Beach Rose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Rose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Rose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Rose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Japanese Rose

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Japanese 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 Beach Rose →

Common Beach Rose Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Japanese 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.

Beach Rose Water Frequency →

Beach Rose Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Japanese Rose requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Beach Rose Light Requirements →

Beach Rose Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Japanese Rose doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Beach Rose Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Japanese 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Beach Rose →

💩 Fertilizer

Japanese Rose should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Beach Rose →

🌎 Native Region

Japanese Rose is native to Asia, Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Japanese Rose grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Beach Rose →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Japanese Rose can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Beach Rose Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 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 Japanese Rose

Japanese Rose

Japanese Rose

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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