Plant Care Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac

Taxonomy

Rhus aromatica
Rhus
Anacardiaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Fragrant Sumac

💦 Water

How often to water your Fragrant Sumac

Water needs for Fragrant Sumac
0.5 cups
every 9

Fragrant Sumac 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.

Calculate water needs of Fragrant Sumac

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Fragrant Sumac in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fragrant Sumac: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fragrant Sumac love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fragrant Sumac does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fragrant Sumac

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Fragrant Sumac is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Fragrant Sumac →

Common Fragrant Sumac Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Fragrant Sumac prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Fragrant Sumac Water Frequency →

Fragrant Sumac Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Fragrant Sumac requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Fragrant Sumac Light Requirements →

Fragrant Sumac Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Fragrant Sumac does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Fragrant Sumac →

When and How to Successfully Repot Fragrant Sumac →


💩 Fertilizer

Fragrant Sumac should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fragrant Sumac grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Fragrant Sumac →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Fragrant Sumac can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Fragrant Sumac Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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