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 and Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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 located in San Antonio, Texas.

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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Plant care guide for Tomato Plant in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Tomato Plant in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Tomato Plant in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Tomato Plant in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 20.4% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 20.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Tomato Plant in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 29th, 2022

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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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 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

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!


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Propagation
Yellow Leaves

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 your location in San Antonio, Texas, 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 39
Tomato Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 29
Tomato Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 18
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
Itzzyuma avatar
@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
xp 143 XP
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 40 Plants
xp 3,089 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
Tomattopie avatar
@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
@Melberry
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
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP
07/31/2021

tomato!

Lvl500 avatar
@Lvl500
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 5,475 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
xp 2,058 XP
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
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
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
xp 2,737 XP
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
Bitchy_athena avatar
@Bitchy_athena
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 1,039 XP
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
@Stringplayer
leaf-1 81 Plants
xp 8,010 XP
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
@Vikkib
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 2,058 XP
globe League City, TX
07/01/2021

Loving my tommy!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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