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 and Caucasian walnut

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?

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5"
Light

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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 🚫.

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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!


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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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