Plant Care Pussy willow
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Pussy willow

Also known as

American pussy willow and Glaucous willow

Taxonomy

Salix discolor
Salix
Salicaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Pussy willow

Water

How often to water your Pussy willow

Water needs for Pussy willow
0.5 cups
every 9

Pussy 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 Pussy 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 Pussy willow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pussy willow: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pussy willow may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Pussy willow

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

Care Summary for Pussy willow

Pussy willow

Pussy willow


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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