Plant Care Melde
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Melde

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Chenopodium album
Chenopodium
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Melde

Water

How often to water your Melde

Water needs for Melde
0.5 cups
every 9

Melde 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 Melde

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 Lateflowering goosefoot in your home

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

Melde love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Melde does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Melde

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Melde

Melde

Melde


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.

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