Plant Care Downy Oak

Downy Oak

About Downy Oak

Downy Oak is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

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

Downy Oak belongs to the Quercus genus, and is native to Southern Europe and Asia.


Quercus pubescens

Also known as

Pubescent Oak

How to care for Downy Oak


How often to water your Downy Oak

Water needs for Downy Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Downy 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 Downy 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 Downy Oak in your home

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

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

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

Downy Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Downy Oak

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

Difficulty Level

Downy Oak is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Downy Oak

Downy Oak

Downy 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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