3.8 out of 5 (5 experiences)
Apple is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 208 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Apple likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Apple belongs to the Malus genus, and is native to Asia, Europe, and North America.
Also known as
apple, apple tree, Gala apple, Braeburn Apple, Red Rome Apple, pink lady apple tree, Malus pumila and Honeycrisp Apple
How to care for Apple
How often to water your Apple
Apple needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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 Apple in your home
Apple 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.
Apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Apple
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 Apple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Apple is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!
Apple 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.
Apple 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.
Apple is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.
Apple 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!
Apple grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Apple can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Apple can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Care Summary for Apple
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
My 15 year old son started this apple seed from a bag of apples we purchased. He has a green thumb of his own. It is important to cool the seeds in the fridge. He germinates them in a paper towel sealed in a sandwich baggie. We also have a celery sprouting somewhere...??? Who knows what he will attempt to grow next!