Plant Care Blue Star Juniper

Blue Star Juniper

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Blue Star Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

About Blue Star Juniper

Blue Star Juniper is a relatively 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as browning easily with only 81 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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


Juniperus squamata

Also known as

'Blue Star' Flaky Juniper

How to care for Blue Star Juniper


How often to water your Blue Star Juniper

Water needs for Blue Star Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Star 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 Blue Star Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Blue Star Juniper in your home

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

Blue Star Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue Star Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Blue Star Juniper

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Blue Star Juniper

Blue Star Juniper

Blue Star 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.

What other plant parents say

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