Plant Care Beefsteak Plant

Beefsteak Plant

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Beefsteak Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Beefsteak Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Perilla frutescens
Perilla
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Beefsteak Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Beefsteak Plant

Water needs for Beefsteak Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Beefsteak Plant 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 Beefsteak Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Beefsteak Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Beefsteak Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Beefsteak Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Beefsteak Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Beefsteak Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Beefsteak Plant can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Beefsteak Plant →

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💦 Water Needs

Beefsteak Plant 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Beefsteak Plant 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 🏡.

Beefsteak Plant Light Requirements →

Beefsteak Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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🪴 Soil

Beefsteak Plant 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 Beefsteak Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Beefsteak Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Beefsteak Plant is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Beefsteak Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Beefsteak Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Beefsteak Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Beefsteak Plant can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Beefsteak Plant →


🧐 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 Beefsteak Plant

Beefsteak Plant

Beefsteak Plant


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

Beefsteak Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Beefsteak Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Beefsteak Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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