Plant Care Persian Silk Tree

Persian Silk Tree

Also known as

Silk Tree, Silk Tree, Mimosa tree, Persian silk tree and Pink silk tree

Taxonomy

Albizia julibrissin
Albizia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Persian Silk Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Persian Silk Tree

Water needs for Persian Silk Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Persian Silk Tree 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 Persian Silk Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silk Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Persian Silk Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Persian Silk Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Persian Silk Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Persian Silk Tree in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Persian Silk Tree

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Persian Silk Tree can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Silk Tree →

Common Silk Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Persian Silk Tree 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.

Silk Tree Water Frequency →

Silk Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Persian Silk Tree 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 🏡.

Silk Tree Light Requirements →

Silk Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

Persian Silk Tree does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Silk Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Persian Silk Tree is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Silk Tree →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Persian Silk Tree will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Silk Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Persian Silk Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Silk Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Persian Silk Tree

Persian Silk Tree

Persian Silk Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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