Plant Care New zealand spinach

New zealand spinach


Tetragonia tetragonoides

How to care for New zealand spinach


How often to water your New zealand spinach

Water needs for New zealand spinach
0.5 cups
every 12

New zealand spinach needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 New zealand spinach

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 New zealand spinach in your home

Light needs and placement for plant New zealand spinach: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

New zealand spinach 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 New zealand spinach

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

Care Summary for New zealand spinach

New zealand spinach

New zealand spinach

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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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