Plant Care Crack willow

Crack willow

About Crack willow

Crack willow is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Taxonomy

Salix x fragilis
Salix
Salicaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

Brittle willow

How to care for Crack willow

Water

How often to water your Crack willow

Water needs for Crack willow
0.5 cups
every 9

Crack 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Crack willow in your home

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

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

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

Crack willow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Crack willow

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

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Care Summary for Crack willow

Crack 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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