Plant Care Button Pokeweed

Button Pokeweed

Also known as

button pokeweed and tropical pokeweed

Taxonomy

Phytolacca rivinoides
Phytolacca
Phytolaccaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Button Pokeweed

Water

How often to water your Button Pokeweed

Water needs for Button Pokeweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Button Pokeweed 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Button Pokeweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Button Pokeweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Button Pokeweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Button Pokeweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Button Pokeweed

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

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Care Summary for Button Pokeweed

Button Pokeweed


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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