Plant Care Ornamental Cabbage

Ornamental Cabbage

4.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Ornamental Cabbage has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ornamental Cabbage has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Wild Cabbage, Wild Cabbage, Early Golden Acre Cabbage, Curly Green Kale, Brassica oleracer, Brassica oleracae, kohlrabi and purple vienna kohlrabi

Taxonomy

Brassica oleracea
Brassica
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Ornamental Cabbage

💦 Water

How often to water your Ornamental Cabbage

Water needs for Ornamental Cabbage
0.5 cups
every 9

Ornamental Cabbage 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 Ornamental Cabbage

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Wild Cabbage in your home

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

Ornamental Cabbage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ornamental Cabbage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ornamental Cabbage

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Ornamental Cabbage is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Wild Cabbage →

Common Wild Cabbage Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Ornamental Cabbage 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.

Wild Cabbage Water Frequency →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ornamental Cabbage 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 🏡.

Wild Cabbage Light Requirements →

Wild Cabbage Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Ornamental Cabbage 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.

Wild Cabbage Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Ornamental Cabbage doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Wild Cabbage Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Ornamental Cabbage 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 Wild Cabbage →

When and How to Successfully Repot Wild Cabbage →


💩 Fertilizer

Ornamental Cabbage grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Wild Cabbage →


🌎 Native Region

Ornamental Cabbage is native to Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and temperate Asia.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Ornamental Cabbage is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Wild Cabbage →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Ornamental Cabbage can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 1a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Wild Cabbage Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation
🧐 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 Ornamental Cabbage

Ornamental Cabbage

Ornamental Cabbage


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.

What other plant parents say

Ornamental Cabbage has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Ornamental Cabbage has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Ornamental Cabbage has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Ornamental Cabbage has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Ornamental Cabbage has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Ornamental Cabbage has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@ReiReiKo avatar
@@ReiReiKo
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
08/07/2021

Though it’s pretty easy to care for, watch for pest once the leave grow in size & water 2x a day.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@sophiaveronaa avatar
@@sophiaveronaa
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 863 XP
05/26/2021

easy to grow and very healthy+delicious i love it and it flowers with seeds cut the flowers off if you don’t want seeds being spread in your garden tho

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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