Plant Care Sargent juniper

Sargent juniper

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Also known as

Chinese juniper, Bonsai tree, Juniper Bonsai and bonsai


Juniperus chinensis

How to care for Sargent juniper


How often to water your Sargent juniper

Water needs for Sargent juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Sargent 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 Sargent juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Sargent juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sargent juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sargent juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sargent juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Sargent juniper

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Sargent juniper

Sargent juniper

Sargent 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.

What other plant parents say

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Kingcanna avatar
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globe Medicine Hat, Alberta

FOR THE EXPERIENCED! I currently have 3 Juniper Bonsai’s and have unfortunately killed quite a number of them… but with experience I’ve found the best way to keep this one. Keep by a window, needs at least 5 hours of direct sunlight and is currently near a 6000K grow light but NOT directly under. Water when the soil begins to dry, every 2-3 days, I’ve found Misting the tops hurts it more, just water the soil. Do not Transplant until absolutely necessary. They like small pots. Good luck if it’s your first time!

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globe Jarvis, Ontario

Never let the soil completely dry!!

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