Plant Care Chinese Holly

Chinese Holly

Also known as

Horned holly


Ilex cornuta

How to care for Chinese Holly


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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

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Plant care guide for Chinese Holly in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Chinese Holly does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Holly

Chinese Holly

Chinese Holly

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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