New Zealand Tea Tree
About New Zealand Tea Tree
New Zealand 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.
New Zealand 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 New Zealand Tea Tree
How often to water your New Zealand Tea Tree
New Zealand Tea Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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
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.
Finding light for New Zealand Tea Tree in your home
New Zealand Tea Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
New Zealand Tea Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize New Zealand Tea Tree
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 New Zealand Tea Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
New Zealand Tea Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
New Zealand Tea Tree 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.
New Zealand Tea Tree 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.
New Zealand Tea Tree will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
New Zealand Tea Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for New Zealand Tea Tree
New Zealand Tea Tree
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.