Plant Care Italian alder

Italian alder


Alnus cordata

How to care for Italian alder


How often to water your Italian alder

Water needs for Italian alder
0.5 cups
every 9

Italian alder 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 Italian alder

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 Italian alder in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Italian alder: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Italian alder may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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


How to fertilize Italian alder

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

Care Summary for Italian alder

Italian alder

Italian alder

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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