Plant Care Arctic Dwarf Birch

Arctic Dwarf Birch

About Arctic Dwarf Birch

Arctic Dwarf Birch 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.

Arctic Dwarf Birch likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Betula nana

Also known as

Dwarf birch

How to care for Arctic Dwarf Birch


How often to water your Arctic Dwarf Birch

Water needs for Arctic Dwarf Birch
0.5 cups
every 9

Arctic Dwarf Birch 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.

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 Arctic Dwarf Birch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arctic Dwarf Birch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Arctic Dwarf Birch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Arctic Dwarf Birch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Arctic Dwarf Birch in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Arctic Dwarf Birch

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Arctic Dwarf Birch

Arctic Dwarf Birch

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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