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


Perilla frutescens

How to care for Beefsteak Plant


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

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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 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 🏡.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Beefsteak Plant

Beefsteak Plant

Beefsteak Plant

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

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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Perfect for adding some extra flavor to meals

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