Plant Care Chocolateweed

Chocolateweed

Also known as

chocolate weed, hirsute melochia and redweed

Taxonomy

Melochia corchorifolia
Melochia
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Chocolateweed

Water

How often to water your Chocolateweed

Water needs for Chocolateweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Chocolateweed 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Chocolateweed in your home

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

Chocolateweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chocolateweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chocolateweed

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Toxicity

Care Summary for Chocolateweed

Chocolateweed


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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