Plant Care African Beech

African Beech

Also known as

African Bean, African Been, African Red Beech, Beechwood, Boekenhout, Bushveld Beech, Bushveld Boekenhout, Red Beech, Transvaal Beech, Transvaal Beechwood and Willow Beechwood


Faurea saligna

How to care for African Beech

💦 Water

How often to water your African Beech

Water needs for African Beech
0.5 cups
every 9

African Beech 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for African Beech in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Beech: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

African Beech may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize African Beech

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

Care Summary for African Beech

African Beech

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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