Plant Care Post Oak

Post Oak

Also known as

Iron Oak


Quercus stellata

How to care for Post Oak


How often to water your Post Oak

Water needs for Post Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Post Oak needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Post 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.

Plant care guide for Post Oak in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Finding light for Post Oak in your home

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

Post Oak 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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Post Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Post Oak

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

Difficulty Level

Post Oak 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
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Post Oak

Post Oak

Post Oak

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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