Plant Care California Popular

California Popular

Also known as

Western Balsam-poplar, black cottonwood and western balsam poplar

Taxonomy

Populus trichocarpa
Populus
Salicaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for California Popular

Water

How often to water your California Popular

Water needs for California Popular
0.5 cups
every 9

California Popular 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 California Popular in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California Popular: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California Popular love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California Popular does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize California Popular

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

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Care Summary for California Popular

California Popular


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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