Plant Care Japanese Skimmia

Japanese Skimmia

Also known as

Skimmia, Skimmia and Japanese skimmia

Taxonomy

Skimmia japonica
Skimmia
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Japanese Skimmia

Water

How often to water your Japanese Skimmia

Water needs for Japanese Skimmia
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Skimmia 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Skimmia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Skimmia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Japanese Skimmia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Japanese Skimmia

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Japanese Skimmia

Japanese Skimmia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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