Plant Care Fire Birch

Fire Birch

About Fire Birch

Fire Birch is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.

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

Fire Birch belongs to the Betula genus, and is native to Southeastern Canada to Virginia.

Taxonomy

Betula populifolia
Betula
Betulaceae
Fagales

Also known as

gray and grey birch

How to care for Fire Birch

Water

How often to water your Fire Birch

Water needs for Fire Birch
0.5 cups
every 9

Fire 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.

Calculate water needs of Fire Birch

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 Fire Birch in your home

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

Fire Birch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fire Birch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fire Birch

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Fire Birch can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Fire Birch

Fire Birch

Fire Birch


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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