Plant Care Chinkapin Oak

Chinkapin Oak

About Chinkapin Oak

Chinkapin Oak 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.

Chinkapin Oak likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Chinkapin Oak belongs to the Quercus genus, and is native to Southern Ontario to the Central and Eastern United States and Northeastern Mexico.

⚠️ Chinkapin Oak is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Quercus muehlenbergii

Also known as

Chinkapin oak, Chinkapin and Chinquapin oak

How to care for Chinkapin Oak


How often to water your Chinkapin Oak

Water needs for Chinkapin Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinkapin Oak 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 Chinkapin Oak

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 Chinkapin Oak in your home

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

Chinkapin Oak love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinkapin Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinkapin Oak

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

Difficulty Level

Chinkapin Oak 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinkapin Oak

Chinkapin Oak

Chinkapin Oak

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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