Plant Care Frémont's Cottonwood

Frémont's Cottonwood

About Frémont's Cottonwood

Frémont's Cottonwood is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Frémont's Cottonwood likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Populus fremontii

How to care for Frémont's Cottonwood


How often to water your Frémont's Cottonwood

Water needs for Frémont's Cottonwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Frémont's Cottonwood 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Frémont's Cottonwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Frémont's Cottonwood: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Frémont's Cottonwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Frémont's Cottonwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Frémont's Cottonwood in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Frémont's Cottonwood

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Frémont's Cottonwood: 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 Frémont's Cottonwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Frémont's Cottonwood

Frémont's Cottonwood

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.

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