Plant Care Paperbark Teatree

Paperbark Teatree

Also known as

swamp paperbark and swamp teatree


Melaleuca ericifolia

How to care for Paperbark Teatree


How often to water your Paperbark Teatree

Water needs for Paperbark Teatree
0.5 cups
every 9

Paperbark Teatree 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.

Calculate water needs of Paperbark Teatree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Paperbark Teatree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Paperbark Teatree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Paperbark Teatree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Paperbark Teatree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Paperbark Teatree

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Paperbark Teatree

Paperbark Teatree

Paperbark Teatree

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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