Plant Care Canyon Live Oak

Canyon Live Oak

Also known as

canyon live oak, canyon oak, golden cup oak and maul oak


Quercus chrysolepis

How to care for Canyon Live Oak


How often to water your Canyon Live Oak

Water needs for Canyon Live Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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

Plant care guide for Canyon Live Oak in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

57% Medium

Finding light for Canyon Live Oak in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canyon Live Oak: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Canyon Live Oak

Canyon Live Oak

Greg recommends:


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.

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