Plant Care Goat Willow

Goat Willow

Also known as

Pussy willow, Great sallow and Salix caprea 'Pendula'

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

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 🚫.

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

🪴 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.

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💡 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!

Benefits of Growing Goat Willow →

Common Goat Willow Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Goat Willow 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.

Goat Willow Water Frequency →

Goat Willow Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Goat Willow 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 🏡.

Goat Willow Light Requirements →

Goat Willow 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

Goat Willow is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Goat Willow →

When and How to Successfully Repot Goat Willow →


💩 Fertilizer

Goat Willow is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Goat Willow grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Goat Willow →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Goat Willow can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Goat Willow Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Goat Willow can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Goat Willow →


🧐 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 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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