Plant Care Pignut Hickory

Pignut Hickory

Also known as

Pignut, Sweet pignut, Coast pignut hickory, Smoothbark hickory, Swamp hickory and Broom hickory

Taxonomy

Carya glabra
Carya
Juglandaceae
Fagales

How to care for Pignut Hickory

💦 Water

How often to water your Pignut Hickory

Water needs for Pignut Hickory
0.5 cups
every 9

Pignut Hickory 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 Pignut Hickory

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Pignut Hickory in your home

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

Pignut Hickory love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pignut Hickory does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pignut Hickory

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Pignut Hickory →

Common Pignut Hickory Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Pignut Hickory 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.

Pignut Hickory Water Frequency →

Pignut Hickory Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pignut Hickory 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 🏡.

Pignut Hickory Light Requirements →

Pignut Hickory Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Pignut Hickory is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


🪴 Soil

Pignut Hickory is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

When and How to Successfully Repot Pignut Hickory →


💩 Fertilizer

Pignut Hickory grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pignut Hickory 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 Pignut Hickory →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pignut Hickory can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Pignut Hickory Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Pignut Hickory

Pignut Hickory

Pignut Hickory


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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