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About Douglas Fir
Douglas fir is an evergreen tree in the Pinaceae (pine) family that is native to the western part of North America. The species name menziesii is in honor of Archibald Menzies (1754-1842) a naval surgeon and botanist from Scottland. Douglas fir can reach a height of 40 to 150 feet fall and up to 40 feet wide. It is not suitable for most home landscapes.
How to care for Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Douglas Fir love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Douglas Fir does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Douglas Fir after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.