Plant Care Conker Tree

Conker Tree

Also known as

European Horse-Chestnut, European Horse-Chestnut, Horse-chesnut, Horse-chestnut, Conker tree and horse chestnut


Aesculus hippocastanum

How to care for Conker Tree


How often to water your Conker Tree

Water needs for Conker Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Conker Tree 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 Conker Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 European Horse-Chestnut in your home

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

Conker Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Conker Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Conker Tree

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

Difficulty Level

Conker Tree is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Conker Tree

Conker Tree

Conker Tree

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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