Plant Care Ilex Aquifolium

Ilex Aquifolium

Also known as

Common Holly, Common Holly, English holly, European holly, Holly and Christmas holly


Ilex aquifolium

How to care for Ilex Aquifolium


How often to water your Ilex Aquifolium

Water needs for Ilex Aquifolium
0.5 cups
every 9

Ilex Aquifolium 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 Ilex Aquifolium

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Holly in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ilex Aquifolium: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ilex Aquifolium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ilex Aquifolium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Ilex Aquifolium

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

Difficulty Level

Ilex Aquifolium is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ilex Aquifolium

Ilex Aquifolium

Ilex Aquifolium

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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