Plant Care Dr Seuss Tree
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Dr Seuss Tree

Also known as

Shaving Brush Tree, Shaving Brush Tree and Amapolla Tree

Taxonomy

Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax

How to care for Dr Seuss Tree

Water

How often to water your Dr Seuss Tree

Water needs for Dr Seuss Tree
0.5 cups
every 12

Dr Seuss Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Dr Seuss Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Shaving Brush Tree in your home

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

Dr Seuss Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dr Seuss Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dr Seuss Tree

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Dr Seuss Tree 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 Dr Seuss Tree

Dr Seuss Tree

Dr Seuss Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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