Plant Care Paper Mulberry

Paper Mulberry

About Paper Mulberry

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.

Taxonomy

Broussonetia papyrifera
Broussonetia
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

Tapa cloth tree

How to care for Paper Mulberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Paper Mulberry

Water needs for Paper Mulberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Paper Mulberry 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 Paper Mulberry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Paper Mulberry in your home

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

Paper Mulberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Paper Mulberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Paper Mulberry

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Paper Mulberry 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!

Benefits of Growing Paper Mulberry →

Common Paper Mulberry Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Paper Mulberry 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.

Paper Mulberry Water Frequency →

Paper Mulberry Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Paper Mulberry 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 🏡.

Paper Mulberry Light Requirements →

Paper Mulberry Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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

Paper Mulberry 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!

Best Soil Mix for Paper Mulberry →

When and How to Successfully Repot Paper Mulberry →


💩 Fertilizer

Paper Mulberry 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

Paper Mulberry 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.

How and When to Prune Paper Mulberry →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Paper Mulberry Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 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 Paper Mulberry

Paper Mulberry

Paper Mulberry


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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