Plant Care Red Gum

Red Gum

Also known as

Murray red gum, Murray red gum, Red gum and River red gum

Taxonomy

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Eucalyptus
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Red Gum

Water

How often to water your Red Gum

Water needs for Red Gum
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Gum 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Red Gum in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Red Gum in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Red Gum 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 Red Gum 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 Red Gum 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 Murray red gum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Gum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red Gum 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 ⛅.

Red Gum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Red Gum

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

When to repot Red Gum

Nutrient needs for plant Red Gum in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

November 27th, 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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Care Summary for Red Gum

Red Gum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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