Plant Care Chinese holly

Chinese holly

Also known as

Horned holly

Taxonomy

Ilex cornuta
Ilex
Aquifoliaceae
Aquifoliales

How to care for Chinese holly

Water

How often to water your Chinese holly

Water needs for Chinese holly
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese holly 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 Chinese holly

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Chinese holly in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese holly: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese holly love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese holly does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese holly

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Chinese holly

Chinese holly

Chinese holly


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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