Plant Care Balsam Fir
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Balsam Fir

Taxonomy

Abies balsamea fir
Abies
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Balsam Fir

Water

How often to water your Balsam Fir

Water needs for Balsam Fir
0.5 cups
every 9

Balsam 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 Balsam Fir

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 Balsam Fir in your home

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

Balsam Fir love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Balsam Fir does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Balsam Fir in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Balsam Fir

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

Care Summary for Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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