Plant Care Eastern Spruce

Eastern Spruce

Also known as

Red spruce, Yellow spruce, west virginia spruce, eastern spruce, and He-balsam


Picea rubens

How to care for Eastern Spruce


How often to water your Eastern Spruce

Water needs for Eastern Spruce
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Tampa, Florida.

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 Eastern Spruce

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Eastern Spruce in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

64% Medium

Finding light for Eastern Spruce in your home

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

Eastern Spruce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Spruce does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Eastern Spruce

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Eastern Spruce

Eastern Spruce

Eastern Spruce

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tampa, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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