Plant Care Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow

About Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Corkscrew Willow likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Corkscrew Willow belongs to the Salix genus, and is native to Asia.


Salix babylonica

Also known as

Babylon willow, Weeping willow, Weeping Williow Tree, Dwarf Willow Bonasi, weeping willow dwarf bonsai tree, Chinese Dragon Willow, Weeping Willow Tree, weeping willow bonsai tree, chinese weeping willow Bonsi tree, green weeping willow bonsai tree and Tortuosa

How to care for Corkscrew Willow


How often to water your Corkscrew Willow

Water needs for Corkscrew Willow
0.5 cups
every 9

Corkscrew Willow 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 Corkscrew Willow

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Corkscrew Willow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Corkscrew Willow: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Corkscrew Willow love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Corkscrew Willow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Corkscrew Willow

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

Difficulty Level

Corkscrew Willow 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 Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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