Plant Care English Yew

English Yew

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About English Yew

English Yew is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor with only 61 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

English Yew likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

English Yew belongs to the Taxus genus, and is native to Europe, Atlas Mountains, Asia Minor, and the Caucauses.

⚠️ English Yew is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Taxus baccata

Also known as

European Yew

How to care for English Yew


How often to water your English Yew

Water needs for English Yew
0.5 cups
every 9

English Yew 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 English Yew

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 English Yew in your home

Light needs and placement for plant English Yew: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

English Yew love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

English Yew does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize English Yew

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for English Yew

English Yew

English Yew

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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