Plant Care Potato


4.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Potato has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Potato has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

White Potato


Solanum tuberosum

How to care for Potato


How often to water your Potato

Water needs for Potato
0.5 cups
every 9

Potato 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 Potato

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Potato in your home

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

Potato love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Potato does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Potato

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

Difficulty Level

Potato is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Potato



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

Potato has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Potato has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Potato has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Potato has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Potato has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Potato has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Abi avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe West Bathurst, New South Wales

nice potato😈

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Midvale, Utah

i literally threw an old potato in some dirt and it absolutely took off.

Fast grower Fast grower
Brandy avatar
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York

Fun growing potatoes in my fish tank!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Aporterfield16 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Edinboro, Pennsylvania


Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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