Plant Care Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen

Also known as

Trembling Aspen, Trembling Aspen, Quaking aspen, American aspen, Mountain, Golden aspen, Trembling poplar, White poplar and Popple


Populus tremuloides

How to care for Quaking Aspen


How often to water your Quaking Aspen

Water needs for Quaking Aspen
0.5 cups
every 9

Quaking Aspen 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 Quaking Aspen

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

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Finding light for Trembling Aspen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Quaking Aspen: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Quaking Aspen love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Quaking Aspen does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Quaking Aspen

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

Difficulty Level

Quaking Aspen can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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