How to care for Rock Juniper
How often to water your Rock Juniper
Rock 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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Rock Juniper in your home
Rock Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Rock Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rock Juniper in your home 🏡.
How to fertilize Rock Juniper
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 Rock Juniper after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Rock Juniper is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Rock 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.
Rock 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 🏡.
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.
Rock 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.
Rock 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!
Rock 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!
Rock Juniper is native to the Northern Hemisphere.
Rock Juniper grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Rock Juniper can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Rock Juniper
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.