Also known as
Red spruce, Yellow spruce, west virginia spruce, eastern spruce, and He-balsam
How to care for Eastern Spruce
How often to water your Eastern Spruce
Eastern Spruce needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Eastern Spruce in your home
Eastern Spruce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
Eastern Spruce does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Eastern Spruce
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 Eastern Spruce after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Eastern 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.
Eastern 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 🏡.
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.
Eastern Spruce 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!
Eastern 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!
Eastern Spruce grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Eastern Spruce can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-5b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Eastern Spruce
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.