Plant Care American Linden

American Linden

Also known as

Carolina Basswood, Carolina Basswood, American linden and American basswood


Tilia americana

How to care for American Linden


How often to water your American Linden

Water needs for American Linden
0.5 cups
every 9

American Linden 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 American Linden

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Carolina Basswood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Linden: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Linden love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Linden does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize American Linden

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

Difficulty Level

American Linden is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for American Linden

American Linden

American Linden

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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