Plant Care Picea glauca

Picea glauca

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About Picea glauca

Picea glauca is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower with a whopping 131 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Picea glauca likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Picea glauca belongs to the Picea genus, and is native to Canada and the Northern United States.


Picea laxa

Also known as

Picea glauca, White spruce, Picea canadensis, Canadian spruce, skunk spruce, cat spruce, Black Hills spruce, western white spruce, Alberta white spruce, Porsild spruce and Picea glauca

How to care for Picea glauca

💦 Water

How often to water your Picea glauca

Water needs for Picea glauca
0.5 cups
every 9

Picea glauca 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 Picea glauca

Water 0.5 cups every

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Picea glauca in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Picea glauca: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Picea glauca love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Picea glauca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Picea glauca in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Picea glauca

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Picea glauca is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Picea glauca →

Common Picea glauca Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Picea glauca 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.

Picea glauca Water Frequency →

Picea glauca Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Picea glauca 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 🏡.

Picea glauca Light Requirements →

Picea glauca 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

Picea glauca 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.

Picea glauca Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Picea glauca 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 Picea glauca →

When and How to Successfully Repot Picea glauca →

💩 Fertilizer

Picea glauca 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!

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Picea glauca 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 Picea glauca →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Picea glauca can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-6b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Picea glauca Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Picea glauca can be propagated by the leaf method. To propagate:

  • Remove a leaf by gently twisting until it pops off.
  • To get the leaf to root, you can either:
    • Place the leaf in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the leaf directly into well-draining soil

🧐 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 Picea glauca

Picea glauca

Picea glauca

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

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