Plant Care Rose Madder

Rose Madder

Also known as

Common madder and Dyer's madder


Rubia tinctorum

How to care for Rose Madder


How often to water your Rose Madder

Water needs for Rose Madder
0.5 cups
every 9

Rose Madder 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

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Finding light for Rose Madder in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rose Madder: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rose Madder may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Rose Madder

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Rose Madder

Rose Madder

Rose Madder

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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