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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 72 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.
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How to care for Chia
How often to water your Chia
Chia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.
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 Chia in your home
Chia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.
Chia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Chia
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.
Chia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Chia requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Chia doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Chia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Chia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Chia is native to Worldwide.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Chia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Chia
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.