Plant Care Harland Boxwood

Harland Boxwood

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Harland Boxwood has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Harland Boxwood

Harland Boxwood is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor with only 5 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Harland Boxwood belongs to the Buxus genus, and is native to China.

⚠️ Harland Boxwood is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Buxus harlandii

Also known as

Japanese Box

How to care for Harland Boxwood


How often to water your Harland Boxwood

Water needs for Harland Boxwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Harland Boxwood needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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 Harland Boxwood

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Harland Boxwood in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Finding light for Harland Boxwood in your home

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

Harland Boxwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Harland Boxwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Harland Boxwood

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

Difficulty Level

Harland Boxwood 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!

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Care Summary for Harland Boxwood

Harland Boxwood

Harland Boxwood

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Harland Boxwood has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Great for bonsai. Beautiful trunk even at a young age. Small leaves. Robust.

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