Plant Care Katsura


About Katsura

Cercidiphyllum is a genus containing two species of plants, both commonly called Katsura. The genus is native to Japan and China and it is one of the largest hardwoods in Asia. Several different cultivars are grown, including 'Aureum', 'Heronswood Globe', 'Pendula', and 'Ruby'. Plant this tree in the full sun in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil.


Cercidiphyllum japonicum

How to care for Katsura


How often to water your Katsura

Water needs for Katsura
0.5 cups
every 9

Katsura 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 Katsura

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Katsura in your home

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

Katsura love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Katsura does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Katsura

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Katsura



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

Trending in your area

Similar to Katsura

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in