Plant Care Red Oak

Red Oak

Also known as

Northern Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Red oak and Champion oak

Taxonomy

Quercus rubra
Quercus
Fagaceae
Fagales

How to care for Red Oak

Water

How often to water your Red Oak

Water needs for Red Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Red 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 Portland, Oregon.

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 Red Oak

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 Oak in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

25% Very Low

Growing Red Oak in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Red Oak in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Red Oak in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 46.4% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 46.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.1 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Red Oak in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Northern Red Oak in your home

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

Red 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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.

Red Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Red Oak

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

When to repot Red Oak

Nutrient needs for plant Red Oak in Portland, Oregon

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

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in Portland is very 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 to…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Red 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!


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Care Summary for Red Oak

Red Oak

Red Oak


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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