Plant Care European horse-chestnut

European horse-chestnut

About European horse-chestnut

European horse-chestnut is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

European horse-chestnut likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

European horse-chestnut belongs to the aesculus genus, and is native to Europe.

⚠️ European horse-chestnut is extremely dangerous if consumed. 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 immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Taxonomy

Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Horse-chesnut, Horse-chestnut, Conker tree and horse chestnut

How to care for European horse-chestnut

Water

How often to water your European horse-chestnut

Water needs for European horse-chestnut
0.5 cups
every 9

European horse-chestnut needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tampa, Florida.

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 horse-chestnut

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for European horse-chestnut in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

57% Medium

Growing European horse-chestnut in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant European horse-chestnut in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant European horse-chestnut in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.9% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 17.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant European horse-chestnut in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for European horse-chestnut in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European horse-chestnut: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European horse-chestnut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European horse-chestnut does not tolerate low light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize European horse-chestnut

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

European horse-chestnut is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European horse-chestnut

European horse-chestnut

European horse-chestnut


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tampa, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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