About American Chestnut
American Chestnut is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.
American Chestnut likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
American Chestnut belongs to the Castanea genus, and is native to Eastern Canada to the Northern Central and Eastern United States.
How to care for American Chestnut
American Chestnut needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 7th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
February 7th, 2023
Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 28.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
February 6th, 2023
This month, Austin is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 8.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of dayli…
American Chestnut 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 Austin, Texas ⛅.
American Chestnut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 American Chestnut after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.