Plant Care gray

gray

About gray

gray 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.

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

gray 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 gray

Water

How often to water your gray

Water needs for gray
0.5 cups
every 9

gray 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for gray in your home

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

gray love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

gray does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize gray

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for gray

gray


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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