Plant Care American common juniper

American common juniper

Also known as

Alpine juniper, Common juniper and Alpen-wacholder


Juniperus communis

How to care for American common juniper


How often to water your American common juniper

Water needs for American common juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

American common 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 American common juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American common juniper in your home

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

American common juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American common juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American common juniper

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for American common juniper

American common juniper

American common 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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