Plant Care Prostrate Pigweed

Prostrate Pigweed

Also known as

Mat Amaranth, Mat Amaranth, Mat amaranth, Prostrate pigweed, Procumbent pigweed, Prostrate amaranth and Matweed


Amaranthus blitoides

How to care for Prostrate Pigweed


How often to water your Prostrate Pigweed

Water needs for Prostrate Pigweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Prostrate Pigweed 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 Prostrate Pigweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mat Amaranth in your home

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

Prostrate Pigweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Prostrate Pigweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Prostrate Pigweed

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Prostrate Pigweed

Prostrate Pigweed

Prostrate Pigweed

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.

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