Plant Care Coastal Redwood

Coastal Redwood

About Coastal Redwood

Sequoiadendron gigantea is the state tree of California. It grows rapidly up to three feet a year. It has naturally rot resistant wood. It's densely branched and pyramidal in youth, but loses lower branches with age.


Sequoia sempervirens

Also known as

Redwood, Redwood, Coast redwood, Coastal redwood, California redwood, Sequoia and Costal Redwood

How to care for Coastal Redwood

💦 Water

How often to water your Coastal Redwood

Water needs for Coastal Redwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Coastal Redwood 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 Coastal Redwood

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Redwood in your home

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

Coastal Redwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Coastal Redwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Coastal Redwood

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Redwood →

Common Redwood Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Coastal Redwood 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.

Redwood Water Frequency →

Redwood Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Coastal Redwood 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 🏡.

Redwood Light Requirements →

Redwood Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Redwood Toxicity to Cats →

Redwood Toxicity to Dogs →

Redwood Toxicity to Humans →

🪴 Soil

Coastal Redwood does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Redwood →

When and How to Successfully Repot Redwood →

💩 Fertilizer

Coastal Redwood 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Redwood →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Coastal Redwood 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 Redwood →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Coastal Redwood can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Redwood 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 Coastal Redwood

Coastal Redwood

Coastal Redwood

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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