Plant Care Peach Tree

Peach Tree

About Peach Tree

Peach Tree is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.

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

Peach Tree belongs to the Prunus genus, and is native to China.

⚠️ Peach Tree is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Taxonomy

Prunus persica
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Nectarine, Sun Peach, Belle of Georgia, Bonfire Peach Tree and Intrepid Peach Tree

How to care for Peach Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Peach Tree

Water needs for Peach Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Peach Tree 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 Peach Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Peach Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peach Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Peach Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Peach Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Peach Tree

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Peach Tree can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Peach Tree →

Common Peach Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Peach Tree 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.

Peach Tree Water Frequency →

Peach Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Peach Tree 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 🏡.

Peach Tree Light Requirements →

Peach Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Peach Tree is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Peach Tree is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🪴 Soil

Peach Tree is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

When and How to Successfully Repot Peach Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Peach Tree 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Peach Tree grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Peach Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Peach Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Peach Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Peach Tree

Peach Tree

Peach Tree


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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