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.
Also known as
Redwood, Redwood, Coast redwood, Coastal redwood, California redwood and Sequoia
How to care for Coastal Redwood
How often to water your Coastal Redwood
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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Redwood in your home
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 🏡.
How to fertilize Coastal Redwood
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.
Coastal Redwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
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.
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 🏡.
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.
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!
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!
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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Coastal Redwood can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Coastal Redwood
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.