Plant Care Tolmiea Menziesii
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Tolmiea Menziesii

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Tolmiea Menziesii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Tolmiea Menziesii has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Pick-a-back-plant, Pick-a-back-plant, Youth on age, Piggyback plant and Thousand mothers

Taxonomy

Tolmiea menziesii
Tolmiea
Saxifragaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Tolmiea Menziesii

Water

How often to water your Tolmiea Menziesii

Water needs for Tolmiea Menziesii
0.5 cups
every 9

Tolmiea Menziesii 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 Tolmiea Menziesii

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Pick-a-back-plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tolmiea Menziesii: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tolmiea Menziesii 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Tolmiea Menziesii

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Tolmiea Menziesii 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 Tolmiea Menziesii

Tolmiea Menziesii

Tolmiea Menziesii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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

Tolmiea Menziesii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Tolmiea Menziesii has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Tolmiea Menziesii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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05/03/2021

Needs to be in a humid area. Medium sunlight. Soil should be moist at all times but not damp.

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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