Plant Care Cider gum

Cider gum

About Cider gum

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

Cider gum likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Eucalyptus gunnii
Eucalyptus
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Cider gum

💦 Water

How often to water your Cider gum

Water needs for Cider gum
0.5 cups
every 9

Cider gum 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 Cider gum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cider gum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cider gum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cider gum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cider gum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cider gum

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Cider gum 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.

Cider gum Water Frequency →

Cider gum Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cider gum 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 🏡.

Cider gum Light Requirements →

Cider gum Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Cider gum doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Cider gum Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Cider gum 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!

Best Soil Mix for Cider gum →

When and How to Successfully Repot Cider gum →


💩 Fertilizer

Cider gum is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Cider gum is native to Australia.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Cider gum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Cider gum 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 Cider gum

Cider gum

Cider gum


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.

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