Plant Care European Hornbeam

European Hornbeam

About European Hornbeam

European Hornbeam is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

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

European Hornbeam belongs to the carpinus genus, and is native to Europe to Iran.

Taxonomy

Carpinus betulus
Carpinus
Betulaceae
Fagales

Also known as

European hornbeam, Common hornbeam and European

How to care for European Hornbeam

Water

How often to water your European Hornbeam

Water needs for European Hornbeam
0.5 cups
every 9

European Hornbeam 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

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Finding light for European Hornbeam in your home

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

European Hornbeam love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European Hornbeam does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize European Hornbeam

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

European Hornbeam is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for European Hornbeam

European Hornbeam


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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