Plant Care Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

4.5 out of 5 (89 experiences)

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

Also known as

Garden Tomato and Early Girl Tomato

Taxonomy

Solanum lycopersicum
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

What other plant parents say

Tomato Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 66
Tomato Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 38
Tomato Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 26
Tomato Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Tomato Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 15
Tomato Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 15
Tomato Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Tomato Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
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@Plantfanatec
New York
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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@Keiry
Miami, Florida
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Dead tommy by Keiry on Greg, the plant care app
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 al…

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Lvl500 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Tolkien by Lvl500 on Greg, the plant care app
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 ar…

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@Barbara
Novato, California
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Black Cherry Tomato Hybrid by Barbara on Greg, the plant care app
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 i…

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@Kee_na
Cookeville, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Cherry Bomb by Kee_na on Greg, the plant care app
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 …

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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

Melberry avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Gery by Melberry on Greg, the plant care app
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

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@Michaellj2
Sparks, Nevada
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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@Lor.dfarqua…
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Rating of the plant Tomato Plant named Tapatio 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

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 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.

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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