Plant Care American common juniper
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American common juniper

Also known as

Alpine juniper, Common juniper and Alpen-wacholder

Taxonomy

Juniperus communis
Juniperus
Cupressaceae
Pinales

How to care for American common juniper

Water

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
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 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 🚫.

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

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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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Care Summary for American common juniper

American common juniper

American common juniper


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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