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


Brassica oleracea

How to care for Ornamental Cabbage


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Ornamental Cabbage

Ornamental Cabbage

Ornamental Cabbage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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

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
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP

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
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 863 XP

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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