Plant Care Queensland Bottle Tree

Queensland Bottle Tree

Also known as

Narrow-leaved bottle tree, Narrow-leaved bottle tree and Queensland bottle tree


Brachychiton rupestris

How to care for Queensland Bottle Tree


How often to water your Queensland Bottle Tree

Water needs for Queensland Bottle Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Queensland Bottle Tree 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 Queensland Bottle Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Narrow-leaved bottle tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Queensland Bottle Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Queensland Bottle Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Queensland Bottle Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Queensland Bottle Tree

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Queensland Bottle Tree

Queensland Bottle Tree

Queensland Bottle Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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