Plant Care Japanese Flowering Cherry

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 located in Irondequoit, New York.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Japanese Flowering Cherry in Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

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Finding light for Japanese Flowering Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Flowering Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Flowering Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Irondequoit, New York ⛅.

Japanese Flowering Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Japanese Flowering Cherry is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Japanese Flowering Cherry

Japanese Flowering Cherry

Japanese Flowering Cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Irondequoit, New York, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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