Plant Care Picea glauca

Picea glauca

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About Picea glauca

Picea glauca is a relatively rare 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 only 76 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Picea glauca likes soil that is 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


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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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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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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