Plant Care English Yew

English Yew

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About English Yew

English Yew is a popular 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 a whopping 166 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.

Taxonomy

Taxus baccata
Taxus
Taxaceae
Pinales

Also known as

European Yew

How to care for English Yew

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing English Yew →

Common English Yew Problems →


💦 Water Needs

English Yew prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

English Yew Water Frequency →

English Yew Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

English Yew requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

English Yew Light Requirements →

English Yew Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.

English Yew Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

English Yew does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot English Yew →


💩 Fertilizer

English Yew grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

English Yew will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune English Yew →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
English Yew can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

English Yew Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for English Yew

English Yew

English Yew


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

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