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

💦 Water

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Lateflowering Goosefoot →

Common Lateflowering Goosefoot Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Lamb's Quarters 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.

Lateflowering Goosefoot Water Frequency →

Lateflowering Goosefoot Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lamb's Quarters 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 🏡.

Lateflowering Goosefoot Light Requirements →

Lateflowering Goosefoot Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lamb's Quarters 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

Lamb's Quarters 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 Lateflowering Goosefoot →

When and How to Successfully Repot Lateflowering Goosefoot →

💩 Fertilizer

Lamb's Quarters is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Lamb's Quarters will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Lateflowering Goosefoot →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lamb's Quarters can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Lateflowering Goosefoot Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Lamb's Quarters 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 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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