Plant Care Broussonetia Papyrifera

Broussonetia Papyrifera

About Broussonetia Papyrifera

The paper-mulberry grows best in well-drained soil in a sheltered location but in full sun. It propagates easily by seeds, cuttings, or root suckers. The bark was commonly used to make paper and cloth products. They make excellent street or yard trees because they are not messy with dropping fruit.


Broussonetia papyrifera

Also known as

Paper Mulberry, Paper Mulberry and Tapa cloth tree

How to care for Broussonetia Papyrifera


How often to water your Broussonetia Papyrifera

Water needs for Broussonetia Papyrifera
0.5 cups
every 9

Broussonetia Papyrifera 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 Broussonetia Papyrifera

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Paper Mulberry in your home

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

Broussonetia Papyrifera love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broussonetia Papyrifera does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Broussonetia Papyrifera

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

Difficulty Level

Broussonetia Papyrifera is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Broussonetia Papyrifera

Broussonetia Papyrifera

Broussonetia Papyrifera

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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