Plant Care European Silver Fir

European Silver Fir

About European Silver Fir

European Silver Fir is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

European Silver Fir likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

European Silver Fir belongs to the abies genus, and is native to Europe.


Abies alba

Also known as

Silver Fir

How to care for European Silver Fir


How often to water your European Silver Fir

Water needs for European Silver Fir
0.5 cups
every 9

European Silver Fir 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 European Silver Fir

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 European Silver Fir in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Silver Fir: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Silver Fir love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European Silver Fir does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize European Silver Fir

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Silver Fir: 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 European Silver Fir after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for European Silver Fir

European Silver Fir

European Silver Fir

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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