Plant Care Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Brazilian Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Brazilian Joyweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Metal Weed, Bloodleaf, Parrot Leaf, Ruby Leaf and Brazilian Joyweed


Alternanthera brasiliana

How to care for Brazilian Joyweed


How often to water your Brazilian Joyweed

Water needs for Brazilian Joyweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian Joyweed 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 Brazilian Joyweed

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Brazilian Joyweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian Joyweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian Joyweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Brazilian Joyweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Brazilian Joyweed

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

Difficulty Level

Brazilian Joyweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed

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.

What other plant parents say

Brazilian Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Brazilian Joyweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Brazilian Joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Brazilian Joyweed has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Brazilian Joyweed has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@sydneyradinsky avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Tempe, AZ

when it needs water it looks like it’s about to die and gets all droopy, one of the most dramatic plants i own but it’s so pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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