Plant Care Formosan Gum

Formosan Gum

Also known as

Formosan-gum and Chinese Sweet Gum


Liquidambar formosana

How to care for Formosan Gum


How often to water your Formosan Gum

Water needs for Formosan Gum
0.5 cups
every 9

Formosan Gum 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Formosan Gum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Formosan Gum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Formosan Gum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Formosan Gum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Formosan Gum

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Formosan Gum

Formosan Gum

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.

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