Plant Care Goat willow

Goat willow

Also known as

Pussy willow and Great sallow

Taxonomy

Salix caprea
Salix
Salicaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Goat willow

Water

How often to water your Goat willow

Water needs for Goat willow
0.5 cups
every 9

Goat 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 Goat willow

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Goat willow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goat willow: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Goat willow love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Goat willow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Goat willow

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Goat 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 Goat willow

Goat willow

Goat willow


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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