Plant Care Lamb's Quarters

Lamb's Quarters

Also known as

Lateflowering Goosefoot, Lateflowering Goosefoot, Fat-hen, Lamb's quarters, Melde, Goosefoot and White goosefoot


Chenopodium album

How to care for Lamb's Quarters


How often to water your Lamb's Quarters

Water needs for Lamb's Quarters
0.5 cups
every 9

Lamb's Quarters 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 Lamb's Quarters

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lateflowering Goosefoot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lamb's Quarters: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lamb's Quarters love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lamb's Quarters does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lamb's Quarters in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Lamb's Quarters

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

Difficulty Level

Lamb's Quarters can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lamb's Quarters

Lamb's Quarters

Lamb's Quarters

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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