Plant Care mi zhu

mi zhu

Also known as

Castanopsis carlesii carlesii, Castanopsis carlesii sessilis, Castanopsis carlesii taiwanensis, Castanopsis cuspidata carlesii, Castanopsis cuspidata longicaudata, Castanopsis cuspidata sessilis, Castanopsis junghuhnii, Castanopsis longicaudata, Castanopsis sessilis, Castanopsis stipitata, Lithocarpus longicaudatus, Lithocarpus stipitatus, Quercus longicaudata, Quercus stipitata, Shiia longicaudata, Shiia stipitata and Synaedrys stipitata


Castanopsis carlesii

How to care for mi zhu


How often to water your mi zhu

Water needs for mi zhu
0.5 cups
every 9

mi zhu 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

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.

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Finding light for mi zhu in your home

Light needs and placement for plant mi zhu: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

mi zhu may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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


How to fertilize mi zhu

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

Care Summary for mi zhu

mi zhu

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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