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 located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Quercus Rubra in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Quercus Rubra in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Quercus Rubra in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Quercus Rubra in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.2% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Colorado Springs is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to decrease by 29.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.2 megajoules of …

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Light needs for plant Quercus Rubra in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hou…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

Quercus Rubra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Quercus Rubra

Nutrient needs for plant Quercus Rubra in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Colorado Springs is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best…

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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 your location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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