Plant Care Gale of the wind

Gale of the wind

About Gale of the wind

Gale of the wind is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Phyllanthus niruri
Phyllanthus
Phyllanthaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

Stonebreaker and Seed-under-leaf

How to care for Gale of the wind

Water

How often to water your Gale of the wind

Water needs for Gale of the wind
0.5 cups
every 9

Gale of the wind 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
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Gale of the wind in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gale of the wind: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Gale of the wind 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Gale of the wind

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gale of the wind: 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 Gale of the wind after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Gale of the wind

Gale of the wind


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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