Plant Care Eastern Juniper

Eastern Juniper

3.1 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Eastern Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Eastern Juniper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

American juniper, American juniper, Coast juniper, Eastern juniper, Southern redcedar, Eastern red-cedar, Red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginian juniper, Red juniper, Pencil cedar, Aromatic cedar and Eastern Red Cedar

Taxonomy

Juniperus virginiana
Juniperus
Cupressaceae
Pinales

How to care for Eastern Juniper

Water

How often to water your Eastern Juniper

Water needs for Eastern Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Juniper 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 Eastern Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for American juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Eastern Juniper

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Eastern Juniper

Eastern Juniper

Eastern Juniper


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

What other plant parents say

Eastern Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Eastern Juniper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Eastern Juniper has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Jferluvsconifers avatar
@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 5,877 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
08/07/2021

I just got this guy so I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Paper_plate11 avatar
@Paper_plate11
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 77 XP
07/02/2021

A bit hard to maintain but maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing🤷🏽‍♀️

Browns easily Browns easily
Remidnerme avatar
@Remidnerme
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Coppell, Texas
06/19/2021

Sowiwiw

Fast grower Fast grower

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