Plant Care Sicilian Sumac

Sicilian Sumac

Also known as

Tanner's sumach and Elm-leaved sumach

Taxonomy

Rhus coriaria
Rhus
Anacardiaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Sicilian Sumac

💦 Water

How often to water your Sicilian Sumac

Water needs for Sicilian Sumac
0.5 cups
every 9

Sicilian 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 Sicilian Sumac

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Sicilian Sumac in your home

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

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

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

Sicilian Sumac does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Sicilian Sumac

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Sicilian 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.

Sicilian Sumac Water Frequency →

Sicilian Sumac Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Sicilian 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 🏡.

Sicilian Sumac Light Requirements →

Sicilian 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

Sicilian 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 Sicilian Sumac →

When and How to Successfully Repot Sicilian Sumac →


💩 Fertilizer

Sicilian 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!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Sicilian Sumac can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Sicilian 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 Sicilian Sumac

Sicilian Sumac

Sicilian 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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