Plant Care American Common Juniper

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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!

Benefits of Growing American Common Juniper →

Common American Common Juniper Problems →


💦 Water Needs

American Common Juniper prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

American Common Juniper Water Frequency →

American Common Juniper Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

American Common Juniper requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

American Common Juniper Light Requirements →

American Common Juniper Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

American Common Juniper is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

American Common Juniper doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

American Common Juniper Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

American Common Juniper does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for American Common Juniper →

When and How to Successfully Repot American Common Juniper →


💩 Fertilizer

American Common Juniper grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

American Common Juniper is native to the Northern Hemisphere.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

American Common Juniper grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune American Common Juniper →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
American Common Juniper can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-6b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

American Common Juniper Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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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