Plant Care Kermadec pōhutukawa

Kermadec pōhutukawa

Also known as

Kermadec pōhutukawa and New Zealand Christmas bush

Taxonomy

Metrosideros kermadecensis
Metrosideros
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Kermadec pōhutukawa

Water

How often to water your Kermadec pōhutukawa

Water needs for Kermadec pōhutukawa
0.5 cups
every 9

Kermadec pōhutukawa 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Kermadec pōhutukawa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kermadec pōhutukawa: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Kermadec pōhutukawa 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Kermadec pōhutukawa

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Kermadec pōhutukawa

Kermadec pōhutukawa


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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