Plant Care Buttonwood
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Buttonwood

Also known as

American sycamore, American sycamore, American planetree, Western plane, Occidental plane and Water beech

Taxonomy

Platanus occidentalis
Platanus
Platanaceae
Proteales

How to care for Buttonwood

Water

How often to water your Buttonwood

Water needs for Buttonwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Buttonwood 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 Buttonwood

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for American sycamore in your home

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

Buttonwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Buttonwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Buttonwood

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Buttonwood 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 Buttonwood

Buttonwood

Buttonwood


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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