Plant Care Bird cherry

Bird cherry

About Bird cherry

Bird cherry is a super 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.

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

Bird cherry belongs to the prunus genus, and is native to Temperate Asia and Europe.

Taxonomy

Prunus padus
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Hackberry, Hagberry and Mayday tree

How to care for Bird cherry

Water

How often to water your Bird cherry

Water needs for Bird cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird cherry 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 Bird cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Bird cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bird cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bird cherry

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bird cherry

Bird cherry

Bird cherry


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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