Plant Care New Zealand Tea Tree

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.


Leptospermum scoparium

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

Water needs for New Zealand Tea Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of New Zealand Tea Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for New Zealand Tea Tree in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Finding light for New Zealand Tea Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant New Zealand Tea Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for New Zealand Tea Tree: 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 New Zealand Tea Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

New Zealand Tea Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for New Zealand Tea Tree

New Zealand Tea Tree

New Zealand Tea Tree

Greg recommends:


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.

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