Plant Care Chinese Wolfberry

Chinese Wolfberry

Also known as

Chinese wolfberry, Chinese boxthorn, Himalayan goji, Tibetan goji, mede berry, barbary matrimony vine, red medlar, matrimony vine, Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Duke of Argyll's tea plant, Murali and Goji berry plant


Lycium barbarum

How to care for Chinese Wolfberry


How often to water your Chinese Wolfberry

Water needs for Chinese Wolfberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Wolfberry 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 Chinese Wolfberry

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Chinese Wolfberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Wolfberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Wolfberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Wolfberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Wolfberry

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

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Care Summary for Chinese Wolfberry

Chinese Wolfberry

Chinese Wolfberry

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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