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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Growing Red Gum in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Red Gum in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Red Gum in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 16.4% ☀️

December 9th, 2021

New Orleans is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to decrease by 16.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Red Gum in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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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 New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.

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 New Orleans, Louisiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in New Orleans is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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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 New Orleans, Louisiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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