Plant Care Japanese Flowering Cherry
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Japanese Flowering Cherry

Also known as

cherry blossom bonsai tree, Japanese Cherry Blossom Bonsai and Sakura

Taxonomy

Prunus serrulata
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Japanese Flowering Cherry

Water

How often to water your Japanese Flowering Cherry

Water needs for Japanese Flowering Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Flowering 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 Japanese Flowering Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Japanese Flowering Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Flowering Cherry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Japanese Flowering Cherry may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Japanese Flowering Cherry

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

Care Summary for Japanese Flowering Cherry

Japanese Flowering Cherry

Japanese Flowering Cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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