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Also known as
Garden Tomato, Early Girl Tomato, Little Sicily Globe Tomato, Slicer Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Roma tomato and Lycopersicon lycopersicum
How to care for Tomato Plant
How often to water your Tomato Plant
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 Jose, California.
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Finding light for Tomato Plant in your home
Tomato Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.
Tomato Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Tomato Plant
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.
Tomato Plant can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!
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 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 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.
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 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!
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.
Tomato Plant is native to Worldwide.
Yes, you may see your Tomato Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
Tomato Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Tomato Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
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.
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!
Care Summary for Tomato Plant
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
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 :)
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.