Plant Care Caucasian wingnut

Caucasian wingnut

About Caucasian wingnut

Caucasian wingnut is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Caucasian wingnut likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Caucasian wingnut belongs to the Pterocarya genus, and is native to Eastern Turkey, Northern Iran, and the Caucasus.

Taxonomy

Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya
Juglandaceae
Fagales

Also known as

Caucasian wingnut, Caucasian walnut and Pterocarya pterocarpa

How to care for Caucasian wingnut

💦 Water

How often to water your Caucasian wingnut

Water needs for Caucasian wingnut
0.5 cups
every 9

Caucasian wingnut 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Caucasian wingnut in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caucasian wingnut: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Caucasian wingnut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Caucasian wingnut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Caucasian wingnut

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Caucasian wingnut 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!


💦 Water Needs

Caucasian wingnut 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Caucasian wingnut 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Caucasian wingnut does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Caucasian wingnut is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Caucasian wingnut will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Caucasian wingnut can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 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 Caucasian wingnut

Caucasian wingnut


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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