Plant Care Kudzu

Kudzu

About Kudzu

Kudzu is a semi-woody, twining, aggressive vine that is native to Asia and Northern Australia. It was introduced in the United States in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. In 1933 the U.S. Soil Conservation Service introduced a variety of Kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, for erosion control and agricultural purposes. In the 1950s it was declared a common weed and in the 1970s it became a noxious weed.

Taxonomy

Pueraria montana
Pueraria
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

Japanese arrowroot and Kudzu

How to care for Kudzu

Water

How often to water your Kudzu

Water needs for Kudzu
0.5 cups
every 9

Kudzu 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 Kudzu

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Kudzu in your home

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

Kudzu love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Kudzu does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kudzu

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Kudzu can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Kudzu

Kudzu

Kudzu


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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