Plant Care Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

4.6 out of 5 (42 experiences)

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

Also known as

Garden Tomato

Taxonomy

Solanum lycopersicum
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

What other plant parents say

Tomato Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 34
Tomato Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 15
Tomato Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 13
Tomato Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 9
Tomato Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Tomato Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Tomato Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Tomato Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Plantfanatec
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Theo by Plantfanatec on Greg, the plant care app
06/17/2021

The tomato plant takes a lot to grow, and it is not as easy as it looks. This plant needs a lot of attention because it could easily get over watered! The plant will start to brown and potentially di…

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Jorge1 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Capybara by Jorge1 on Greg, the plant care app
06/10/2021

I grew it by cutting a cherry tomato in half back in the start of April, since then it grew faster than all the other seeds! It grew so fast I already have little cherry tomatoes growing and like 20+…

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Thebeeguy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Ruby by Thebeeguy on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

Or course this plant is amazing. Anything that goes toward self-sustainability is a plus. Save some money, be independent, and grow your own tomatoes lol

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@Michaellj2
Sparks, NV
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Toe mate oh by Michaellj2 on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

Haha lol tomatoes go brrr. For real though, I have no clue how to keep this plant happy and healthy. Just keep an eye on it and adjust accordingly.

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@Maxxnoteboom
Oviedo, FL
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Luther and Clyde by Maxxnoteboom on Greg, the plant care app
06/09/2021

they smell SO GOOD. I don’t know why but omg i love them. My chameleon accidentally snapped a stalk but it just started to grow sideways instead.

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@Lor.dfarqua…
Idaho Falls, ID
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named seed by Lor.dfarquaad on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

i just cut slices of tomatoes scooped out the seeds and put it in dirt and when they get big you can just have them live in water

Missygardner avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Tomatoes by Missygardner on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

Tomatoes are easy to grow plants, and are great for beginners! They grow fast and of course, make those delicious tomatoes! 🍅

Lexcelsior avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Sweet tomato by Lexcelsior on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

My plant is still very young but I love how healthy it looks. It also seems to grow quite well with very little fuss.

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@Andrea
Burlington, ON
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named  Tom Nook by Andrea on Greg, the plant care app
05/30/2021

I love my lil’ tomato plant, he’s so cute and grows very fast. will have to move him into his own pot soon

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@Meandeanbean
Halifax, NS
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Tom by Meandeanbean on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

Make sure to keep it in a warmer climate and to give it loads of sunlight

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

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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 Tomato Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tomato Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tomato Plant 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.

Select your city 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.

Care Summary for Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant


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.

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