Plant Care Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

4.5 out of 5 (96 experiences)

Tomato Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Tomato Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Garden Tomato, Early Girl Tomato, Little Sicily Globe Tomato, Slicer Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Roma tomato, Lycopersicon lycopersicum, Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato, Tomato Yellow Pear and San Marzano Tomato

Taxonomy

Solanum lycopersicum
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Tomato Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Tomato Plant

Water needs for Tomato Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Tomato Plant 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 Tomato Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tomato Plant in your home

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

Tomato Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tomato Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tomato Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Tomato Plant can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Tomato Plant →

Common Tomato Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tomato Plant 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.

Tomato Plant Water Frequency →

Tomato Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tomato Plant 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 🏡.

Tomato Plant Light Requirements →

Tomato Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Tomato Plant is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Tomato Plant 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.

Tomato Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Tomato Plant 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Tomato Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Tomato Plant is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Tomato Plant is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Tomato Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Tomato Plant Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Tomato Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Tomato Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tomato Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tomato Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Tomato Plant can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Tomato Plant →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Tomato Plant, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Tomato Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 70
Tomato Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 40
Tomato Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 29
Tomato Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 19
Tomato Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Tomato Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 15
Tomato Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
@PhoenixRed avatar
@@PhoenixRed
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 250 XP
04/05/2022

Just planted these Indigo Rose Tomatoes two weeks ago.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@@ItzzYuma
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 212 XP
globe Danvers, MA
12/27/2021

Not sure if my plant is alive…Can someone help?

Gab avatar
@Gab
leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Colebee, New South Wales
10/12/2021

Tomato’s are great plants they are easy to grow, are pet friendly and blooms easily. I am using just some regular soil and some sugar cane mulch. This is good for any type of plant.

I am also growing lettuce, Cucumber, Spinach, Strawberries etc. All is good so far cross your fingers for me :)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Popsicle49 avatar
@@Popsicle49
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 4,662 XP
globe St. Pete Beach, FL
09/25/2021

This plant provides a lot of leafy growth that looks nice on my balcony garden…..and I get fresh tomatoes!

Fast grower Fast grower
Garrett avatar
@Garrett
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 25 XP
08/29/2021

i’m a tomato plant :)

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Steven avatar
@Steven
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
08/14/2021

Keep it well supported as likes to fall over. Gave it some tomato juice (feed) to aid growth.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Keiry avatar
@Keiry
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Miami, FL
08/14/2021

This plant has green worms and it’s a tomato plants I’ve had it for over 7 month and it started off good but then a lot of the green worms came in and started eating it all and I tried taking them all out they kept coming and they’re still not gone:(

Pest magnet Pest magnet
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@@Tomattopie
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 68 XP
08/10/2021

NEVER FORGET TO WATER

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
@Melberry avatar
@@Melberry
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 55 XP
08/07/2021

This is my brother and I hate it

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@Melberry avatar
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leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 55 XP
08/07/2021

That it will get hello so I recommend you cut of the yellow from where it’s starts because that what I did and have to do and it regrows and blossoms

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@LVL500 avatar
@@LVL500
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 6,019 XP
07/31/2021

I have had this tomato plant for 4 months. I feed and water it weekly. I thought it had finished fruiting, but no, there are further flowers growing. I’ve had to repot once in that time. The fruit are so sweet. The best tomatoes I’ve ever tasted.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@VikkiB avatar
@@VikkiB
leaf-1 20 Plants
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globe League City, TX
07/14/2021

Can’t wait to see some tomatoes come in!

Survivor Survivor
Aaron avatar
@Aaron
leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Forres, Scotland
07/11/2021

Really great guy :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Aaron avatar
@Aaron
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Forres, Scotland
07/11/2021

Really great guy :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@Kee_na avatar
@@Kee_na
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 105 XP
globe Cookeville, TN
07/06/2021

I bought this as a starter plant and it has already grown so much taller. It survived outside with heavy prolonged rains, but it does require something to grow against. I could find a cage so I have these to plastic dowels to keep it up

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Veronica avatar
@Veronica
leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe Bromley, KY
07/05/2021

It’s not fun right now because when it’s over 90 degrees they won’t turn red so I’m sad right now

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@@bitchy_athena
leaf-1 53 Plants
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globe Chicago, IL
07/03/2021

Tomatoes are so fun to grow!! Just lots of light and water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@StringPlayer avatar
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leaf-1 81 Plants
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globe Placerville, CA
07/03/2021

Growing in a five gallon bucket outdoors. First time using a container and growing this variety, so I’m excited to see how it does. Have it in direct sunlight for as many hours as I can, but read it has to be at least 6-8 hours minimum.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@VikkiB avatar
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leaf-1 20 Plants
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globe League City, TX
07/01/2021

Loving my tommy!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Mahmut avatar
@Mahmut
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Theale, England
06/23/2021

Should be watered daily

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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