Plant Care White spruce

White spruce

Also known as

Canadian spruce, Skunk spruce, Cat spruce, Black hills spruce, Western white spruce, Alberta white spruce, Porsild spruce and Conica


Picea glauca

How to care for White spruce


How often to water your White spruce

Water needs for White spruce
0.5 cups
every 9

White 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 White spruce

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for White spruce in your home

Light needs and placement for plant White spruce: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

White spruce 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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How to fertilize White spruce

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

Care Summary for White spruce

White spruce

White spruce

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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