Plant Care Nematanthus Gregarius

Nematanthus Gregarius

4.6 out of 5 (19 experiences)

Nematanthus Gregarius has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Nematanthus Gregarius has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Goldfish Plant, Goldfish Plant, Guppy Plant and Clog Plant


Nematanthus gregarius

How to care for Nematanthus Gregarius


How often to water your Nematanthus Gregarius

Water needs for Nematanthus Gregarius
0.5 cups
every 9

Nematanthus Gregarius needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Nematanthus Gregarius

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Goldfish Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Nematanthus Gregarius: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Nematanthus Gregarius 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 Nematanthus Gregarius

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

Difficulty Level

Nematanthus Gregarius is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Nematanthus Gregarius

Nematanthus Gregarius

Nematanthus Gregarius

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.

What other plant parents say

Nematanthus Gregarius has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Nematanthus Gregarius has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Nematanthus Gregarius has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Nematanthus Gregarius has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Nematanthus Gregarius has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Nematanthus Gregarius has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Megano avatar
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC

Basically requires zero effort just water it and give it light and it will reward you with incredible amounts of growth.

Fast grower Fast grower
Amyk1465 avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe Christchurch, Canterbury

Lush, long, green stems and leaves with a hint of orange

Fast grower Fast grower
Viveroalexis avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 126 XP

Very cute once it blooms- looks like little goldfish, is a very hardy plant

Risaree1957 avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,188 XP
globe Tualatin, OR

This is a plant with thick lush leaves and a slightly velvety texture. This plant is trailing in nature This plant is said to bloom large orange-red flowers but mine is young yet. I just got it but it seems to be growing already.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Llepik avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Montréal, Québec

she is a very special girl

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 231 XP
globe Oxford, PA

I’ve had this plant for almost three years and I love it so much!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Vi2ky515 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 96 XP
globe Yangon, Yangon Region

U feel like u get the golden fish ♥️

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