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

💦 Water

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

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 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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

Broussonetia Papyrifera prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Broussonetia Papyrifera requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

🪴 Soil

Broussonetia Papyrifera does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

💩 Fertilizer

Broussonetia Papyrifera is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Broussonetia Papyrifera will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Broussonetia Papyrifera can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

🌱 Propagation

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

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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