Also known as
Pōhutukawa, Pōhutukawa, New zealand pohutukawa, New zealand christmas tree, New zealand christmas bush and Iron tree
How to care for Metrosideros Excelsa
Metrosideros Excelsa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Metrosideros Excelsa may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Metrosideros Excelsa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.