Plant Care American Juniper

American Juniper

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About American Juniper

Eastern Redcedar is an evergreen tree that may grow 30 to 40 feet tall. It has scale-like, closely oppressed, glandular leaves and small, light blue-green clusters of flowers. The heartwood is light brown and aromatic, contrasted by the white sapwood and is commonly used for cedar chests. The wood is also used to make fence posts and rails.

Taxonomy

Juniperus virginiana
Juniperus
Cupressaceae
Pinales

Also known as

Coast juniper, Eastern juniper, Southern redcedar, Eastern red-cedar, Red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginian juniper, Red juniper, Pencil cedar, Aromatic cedar and Eastern Red Cedar

How to care for American Juniper

💦 Water

How often to water your American Juniper

Water needs for American Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

American 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 Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for American Juniper in your home

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

American 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 Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Juniper

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing American Juniper →

Common American Juniper Problems →


💦 Water Needs

American 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 Juniper Water Frequency →

American Juniper Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

American 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 Juniper Light Requirements →

American Juniper Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

American 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 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 Juniper Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

American 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 Juniper →


💩 Fertilizer

American 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize American Juniper →


🌎 Native Region

American Juniper is native to the Northern Hemisphere.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune American Juniper →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
American Juniper can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

American Juniper Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of American Juniper can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate American Juniper →


🧐 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 Juniper

American Juniper

American 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.

What other plant parents say

American Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
American Juniper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
American Juniper has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@JferLuvsConifers avatar
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leaf-1 73 Plants
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globe Greensboro, NC
08/07/2021

I just got this guy so I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Paper_plate11 avatar
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 77 XP
07/02/2021

A bit hard to maintain but maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing🤷🏽‍♀️

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Coppell, TX
06/19/2021

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