Plant Care Cherrybark Oak

Cherrybark Oak

About Cherrybark Oak

Cherrybark 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.

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

Cherrybark Oak belongs to the Quercus genus, and is native to the Eastern Central and Southeast United States.

Taxonomy

Quercus pagoda
Quercus
Fagaceae
Fagales

How to care for Cherrybark Oak

💦 Water

How often to water your Cherrybark Oak

Water needs for Cherrybark Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Cherrybark 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cherrybark Oak in your home

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

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

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

Cherrybark Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cherrybark Oak

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Cherrybark 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

Cherrybark 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cherrybark 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

Cherrybark 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Cherrybark 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Cherrybark 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.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Cherrybark Oak can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Cherrybark Oak can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Cherrybark Oak

Cherrybark Oak


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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