Canyon Live Oak
Also known as
canyon live oak, canyon oak, golden cup oak and maul oak
How to care for Canyon Live Oak
How often to water your Canyon Live Oak
Canyon Live Oak needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.
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
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.
San Diego, California
Finding light for Canyon Live Oak in your home
Canyon Live Oak love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Canyon Live Oak does not tolerate low light 🚫.
San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Canyon Live Oak
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 Canyon Live Oak after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Canyon Live Oak 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.
Canyon Live Oak 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 🏡.
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.
Canyon Live Oak 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!
Canyon Live Oak grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Canyon Live Oak 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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Canyon Live Oak can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Canyon Live Oak
Canyon Live Oak
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.