Plant Care Philadelphia groundcherry
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Philadelphia groundcherry

Also known as

Tomatillo and Mexican husk tomato

Taxonomy

Physalis philadelphica
Physalis
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Philadelphia groundcherry

Water

How often to water your Philadelphia groundcherry

Water needs for Philadelphia groundcherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Philadelphia groundcherry 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 Philadelphia groundcherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Philadelphia groundcherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philadelphia groundcherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Philadelphia groundcherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Philadelphia groundcherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Philadelphia groundcherry

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
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Soil
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Philadelphia groundcherry

Philadelphia groundcherry

Philadelphia groundcherry


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.

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