Plant Care Box-leaved holly
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Box-leaved holly

Also known as

Japanese holly and sky pencil holly

Taxonomy

Ilex crenata
Ilex
Aquifoliaceae
Aquifoliales

How to care for Box-leaved holly

Water

How often to water your Box-leaved holly

Water needs for Box-leaved holly
0.5 cups
every 9

Box-leaved 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 Box-leaved holly

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Box-leaved holly in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Box-leaved holly: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Box-leaved holly love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Box-leaved holly does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Box-leaved holly

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Box-leaved holly 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!


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Care Summary for Box-leaved holly

Box-leaved holly

Box-leaved 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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