Plant Care European Yew

European Yew

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European Yew has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

English Yew

Taxonomy

Taxus baccata
Taxus
Taxaceae
Pinales

How to care for European Yew

💦 Water

How often to water your European Yew

Water needs for European Yew
0.5 cups
every 9

European 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 European 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 European Yew: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

European Yew does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize European Yew

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

European 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

European 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

European 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

European 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

European 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

European 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

European 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
European 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 European Yew

European Yew

European 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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