Plant Care Chia


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Chia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Chia

Chia is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with only 94 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Chia likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Salvia hispanica

Also known as

chia plant

How to care for Chia


How often to water your Chia

Water needs for Chia
0.5 cups
every 9

Chia 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 Chia

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Chia in your home

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

Chia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chia

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

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Care Summary for Chia



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

Chia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Chia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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i love my chia! super fast grower and easy to care for😁

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