Plant Care Climbing Rata

Climbing Rata

Also known as

Colenso's rātā


Metrosideros colensoi

How to care for Climbing Rata


How often to water your Climbing Rata

Water needs for Climbing Rata
0.5 cups
every 9

Climbing Rata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.

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 Climbing Rata

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Climbing Rata in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

51% Low

Finding light for Climbing Rata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Climbing Rata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Climbing Rata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.


How to fertilize Climbing Rata

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

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Care Summary for Climbing Rata

Climbing Rata

Climbing Rata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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