Plant Care Bastard Oak

Bastard Oak

About Bastard Oak

Bastard Oak is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Bastard Oak belongs to the Quercus genus, and is native to the Southeastern United States to Texas.


Quercus sinuata

Also known as

bastard oak, bastard white oak and Durand oak

How to care for Bastard Oak


How often to water your Bastard Oak

Water needs for Bastard Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Bastard 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

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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 Bastard Oak in your home

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

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

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

Bastard Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bastard Oak

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bastard Oak

Bastard 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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