Plant Care Colorado Spruce

Colorado Spruce

Also known as

Blue Spruce, Blue Spruce, Green spruce, White spruce, Colorado spruce and Colorado blue spruce


Picea pungens

How to care for Colorado Spruce


How often to water your Colorado Spruce

Water needs for Colorado Spruce
0.5 cups
every 9

Colorado Spruce 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 Colorado Spruce

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Blue Spruce in your home

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

Colorado Spruce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Colorado Spruce does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Colorado Spruce

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

Difficulty Level

Colorado Spruce 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 Colorado Spruce

Colorado Spruce

Colorado Spruce

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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