Plant Care Chenopodium rubrum

Chenopodium rubrum

Also known as

Chenopodium rubrum, red goosefoot and coastblite goosefoot


Oxybasis rubra

How to care for Chenopodium rubrum


How often to water your Chenopodium rubrum

Water needs for Chenopodium rubrum
0.5 cups
every 9

Chenopodium rubrum 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.

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.

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Finding light for Chenopodium rubrum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chenopodium rubrum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chenopodium rubrum 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 Chenopodium rubrum

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

Care Summary for Chenopodium rubrum

Chenopodium rubrum

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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