Romaine lettuce

Lactuca sativa

Romaine lettuce

How to care for Romaine lettuce


Light: Part sun, part shade

Place in a window with dappled sun or a spot in the middle of a room. Or directly in a window facing west or east.


Watering need: Very high demand

This plant really loves water and doesn’t like to dry up! It’s hard to overwater it, but even a water-loving plant can get overwatered. Always feel the soil before watering - it should feel damp but not wet. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers - if water seeps out it’s still wet.


Fertilizing need: Medium demand

Plants can't only survive on water, they need nutrients too. To keep your plant nice and thriving, it’s important that you add fertilizer every now and then. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.

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The Best Way to Water Your Romaine lettuce

Vegetables thrive best on getting plenty of water, meaning they require fairly frequent watering.

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How to Fertilize Your Romaine lettuce

Like almost all other plants, Vegetables needs nutrients to grow and stay healthy.

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