Manuka or tea tree
About Manuka or tea tree
Manuka or tea tree 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.
Manuka or tea tree belongs to the leptospermum genus, and is native to New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
Also known as
Manuka myrtle, Tea tree, Mānuka, Manuka, New zealand teatree and Broom tea-tree
How to care for Manuka or tea tree
Manuka or tea tree 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.
Manuka or tea tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Manuka or tea tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Manuka or tea tree in your home 🏡.
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 Manuka or tea tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.