Plant Care Leaf Lettuce
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Leaf Lettuce

4.8 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Leaf Lettuce has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Leaf Lettuce has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Lettuce, Lettuce, Butterheads, Romaines and romaine lettuce

Taxonomy

Lactuca sativa
Lactuca
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Leaf Lettuce

Water

How often to water your Leaf Lettuce

Water needs for Leaf Lettuce
0.5 cups
every 9

Leaf Lettuce 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 Leaf Lettuce

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Lettuce in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Leaf Lettuce: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Leaf Lettuce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Leaf Lettuce does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Leaf Lettuce

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Leaf Lettuce 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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Propagation

Care Summary for Leaf Lettuce

Leaf Lettuce

Leaf Lettuce


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Leaf Lettuce has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Leaf Lettuce has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Leaf Lettuce has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Leaf Lettuce has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Leaf Lettuce has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Leaf Lettuce has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Leaf Lettuce has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Leaf Lettuce has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Snazv avatar
@Snazv
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 101 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
08/10/2021

3 days ago I decided to put the lettuce root head (what ever you call it) in a jar of water to see if it would grow or not and so far this is the result and I am surprised at how fast it is growing. 😍

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Tomattopie avatar
@Tomattopie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 62 XP
08/10/2021

Taste a price before you pick all of it if it’s too bitter give the plant more time to grow,

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sagesbabyjewels avatar
@Sagesbabyjewels
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP
06/30/2021

Very fun to grow and great for saving money feeding hungry guinea pigs (who are a BIG fan of lettuce!) Definitely worth waiting and looking after!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 64 XP
06/14/2021

He is adorable, grows super fast, it’s one of those plants you can leave outside and just forget about

Maggieme23 avatar
@Maggieme23
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 815 XP
05/31/2021

Yummy

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Jessicarose329 avatar
@Jessicarose329
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe West Babylon, New York
04/13/2021

Lettuce is very easy to grow. Plus, it’s edible. So you can eat it and more will grow

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Shawniegerb avatar
@Shawniegerb
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 28 XP
globe Las Vegas, Nevada
03/02/2021

It takes around 2-4 days to start growing don’t water every day of the first leaf

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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