Plant Care Western Redbud

Western Redbud

About Western Redbud

Western Redbud is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Western Redbud belongs to the Cercis genus, and is native to Southwestern North America.


Cercis occidentalis

How to care for Western Redbud


How often to water your Western Redbud

Water needs for Western Redbud
0.5 cups
every 9

Western Redbud 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 Western Redbud

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Western Redbud in your home

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

Western Redbud love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Western Redbud does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Western Redbud

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Western Redbud

Western Redbud

Western Redbud

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.

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