Plant Care Melde

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

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!

Benefits of Growing Lateflowering Goosefoot →

Common Lateflowering Goosefoot Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Melde 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

Melde 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

Melde 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

Melde 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

Melde 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

Melde 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
Melde can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Lateflowering Goosefoot Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Melde 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 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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