Plant Care Quercus Rubra

Quercus Rubra

Also known as

Northern Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Red oak and Champion oak


Quercus rubra

How to care for Quercus Rubra


How often to water your Quercus Rubra

Water needs for Quercus Rubra
0.5 cups
every 9

Quercus Rubra 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 Quercus Rubra

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 Northern Red Oak in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Quercus Rubra: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Quercus Rubra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Quercus Rubra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Quercus Rubra

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

Difficulty Level

Quercus Rubra 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 Quercus Rubra

Quercus Rubra

Quercus Rubra

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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