Plant Care Japanese Spindle

Japanese Spindle

Also known as

Japanese spindletree, Evergreen spindle, green rocket, spindle trees and Euonymus japonicus.

Taxonomy

Euonymus japonicus
Euonymus
Celastraceae
Celastrales

How to care for Japanese Spindle

💦 Water

How often to water your Japanese Spindle

Water needs for Japanese Spindle
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Spindle 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 Japanese Spindle

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Japanese Spindle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Spindle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Spindle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Spindle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Japanese Spindle

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Japanese Spindle →

Common Japanese Spindle Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Japanese Spindle 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.

Japanese Spindle Water Frequency →

Japanese Spindle Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Japanese Spindle 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 🏡.

Japanese Spindle Light Requirements →

Japanese Spindle Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Japanese Spindle 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.


🪴 Soil

Japanese Spindle 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 Japanese Spindle →


💩 Fertilizer

Japanese Spindle 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

Japanese Spindle grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Japanese Spindle →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Japanese Spindle can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Japanese Spindle Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Japanese Spindle can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Japanese Spindle

Japanese Spindle

Japanese Spindle


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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