Plant Care English Oak

English Oak

Also known as

Pedunculate oak, Common oak and European oak

Taxonomy

Quercus robur
Quercus
Fagaceae
Fagales

How to care for English Oak

💦 Water

How often to water your English Oak

Water needs for English Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

English 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 English Oak

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for English Oak in your home

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

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

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

English Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize English Oak

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing English Oak →

Common English Oak Problems →


💦 Water Needs

English 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.

English Oak Water Frequency →

English Oak Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

English 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 🏡.

English Oak Light Requirements →

English Oak Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

English 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.


🪴 Soil

English 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!

Best Soil Mix for English Oak →

When and How to Successfully Repot English Oak →


💩 Fertilizer

English 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

English Oak grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune English Oak →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
English Oak can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

English Oak Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of English 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 English Oak

English Oak

English 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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