Plant Care Evergreen Sumac

Evergreen Sumac

Also known as

evergreen sumac and tobacco sumac

Taxonomy

Rhus virens
Rhus
Anacardiaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Evergreen Sumac

Water

How often to water your Evergreen Sumac

Water needs for Evergreen Sumac
0.5 cups
every 9

Evergreen Sumac needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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?

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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 Evergreen Sumac in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Evergreen Sumac in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Evergreen Sumac in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 3rd, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Evergreen Sumac in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will decrease by 33.6% ☀️

October 2nd, 2022

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 33.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Evergreen Sumac in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 2.0 hours 📉

October 2nd, 2022

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Evergreen Sumac in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Evergreen Sumac thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Evergreen Sumac

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

When to repot Evergreen Sumac

Nutrient needs for plant Evergreen Sumac in Chicago, Illinois

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

October 1st, 2022

The growing potential in Chicago 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 any…

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Care Summary for Evergreen Sumac

Evergreen Sumac


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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