Plant Care Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

4.7 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Romaine Lettuce has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Romaine Lettuce has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Garden Lettuce, Garden Lettuce, Butterheads, Leaf Lettuce, Romaines, romaine lettuce and Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson

Taxonomy

Lactuca sativa
Lactuca
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Romaine Lettuce

Water

How often to water your Romaine Lettuce

Water needs for Romaine Lettuce
0.5 cups
every 9

Romaine Lettuce 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 Romaine Lettuce

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Garden Lettuce in your home

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

Romaine Lettuce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Romaine Lettuce does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Romaine Lettuce

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Romaine Lettuce 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!


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Care Summary for Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce


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.

What other plant parents say

Romaine Lettuce has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Romaine Lettuce has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Romaine Lettuce has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Romaine Lettuce has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Romaine Lettuce has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Romaine Lettuce has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Romaine Lettuce has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Scarlett-panduh avatar
@Scarlett-panduh
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 515 XP
globe Santa Cruz, CA
10/30/2021

Mine is Black Seeded, green leaf lettuce. Pretty easy to grow, surprised how tall they’ve gotten. Tasty too!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Snazv avatar
@Snazv
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 101 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
08/10/2021

3 days ago I decided to put the lettuce root head (what ever you call it) in a jar of water to see if it would grow or not and so far this is the result and I am surprised at how fast it is growing. 😍

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Tomattopie avatar
@Tomattopie
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 68 XP
08/10/2021

Taste a price before you pick all of it if it’s too bitter give the plant more time to grow,

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sagesbabyjewels avatar
@Sagesbabyjewels
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP
06/30/2021

Very fun to grow and great for saving money feeding hungry guinea pigs (who are a BIG fan of lettuce!) Definitely worth waiting and looking after!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 64 XP
06/14/2021

He is adorable, grows super fast, it’s one of those plants you can leave outside and just forget about

Jessicarose329 avatar
@Jessicarose329
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 120 XP
globe West Babylon, NY
04/13/2021

Lettuce is very easy to grow. Plus, it’s edible. So you can eat it and more will grow

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Shawniegerb avatar
@Shawniegerb
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 28 XP
globe Las Vegas, NV
03/02/2021

It takes around 2-4 days to start growing don’t water every day of the first leaf

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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