Plant Care Carmine rātā

Carmine rātā

Also known as

Crimson rātā and Akakura


Metrosideros carminea

How to care for Carmine rātā


How often to water your Carmine rātā

Water needs for Carmine rātā
0.5 cups
every 9

Carmine rātā 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 Carmine rātā

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Carmine rātā in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carmine rātā: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Carmine rātā may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Carmine rātā

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

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Care Summary for Carmine rātā

Carmine rātā

Carmine rātā

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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