Plant Care Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

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Taxonomy

Picea laxa 'Conica'
Picea
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Dwarf Alberta Spruce

💦 Water

How often to water your Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Water needs for Dwarf Alberta Spruce
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 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 Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dwarf Alberta Spruce in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Alberta Spruce: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Alberta Spruce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dwarf Alberta Spruce does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Alberta Spruce in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Alberta Spruce

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 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.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Water Frequency →

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 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 🏡.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Light Requirements →

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 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.


💨 Humidity

Dwarf Alberta Spruce enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dwarf Alberta Spruce is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dwarf Alberta Spruce →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dwarf Alberta Spruce →


💩 Fertilizer

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 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!


🧐 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 Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Dwarf Alberta Spruce


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.

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Alberta Spruce has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Dwarf Alberta Spruce has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Junior avatar
@Junior
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 353 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
11/29/2021

Needs very little water to survive, smells nice in the home 🏡

Survivor Survivor
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@@embryquinn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 19 XP
03/16/2021

Only grows leaves on one side even we rotate?

Browns easily Browns easily

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