Plant Care Crimean Juniper

Crimean Juniper

About Crimean Juniper

Crimean Juniper is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Crimean Juniper likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Crimean Juniper belongs to the Juniperus genus, and is native to Europe.

Taxonomy

Juniperus excelsa
Juniperus
Cupressaceae
Pinales

Also known as

Savin

How to care for Crimean Juniper

💦 Water

How often to water your Crimean Juniper

Water needs for Crimean Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Crimean 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 Crimean Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Crimean Juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crimean Juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crimean Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Crimean Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crimean Juniper

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Crimean 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crimean 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Crimean 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.


🪴 Soil

Crimean 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Crimean 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

Crimean Juniper is native to the Northern Hemisphere.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Crimean Juniper can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 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 Crimean Juniper

Crimean Juniper

Crimean 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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