Plant Care Japanese Garden Juniper

Japanese Garden Juniper

Also known as

Juniper Bonsai Tree, Japanese Juniper Tree, Nana and Garden Juniper


Juniperus procumbens

How to care for Japanese Garden Juniper


How often to water your Japanese Garden Juniper

Water needs for Japanese Garden Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Garden Juniper 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 Japanese Garden Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Japanese Garden Juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Garden Juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Garden Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Garden Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Japanese Garden Juniper in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Japanese Garden Juniper

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

Difficulty Level

Japanese Garden Juniper is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Japanese Garden Juniper

Japanese Garden Juniper

Japanese Garden Juniper

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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