Plant Care Redwood


About Redwood

Sequoiadendron gigantea is the state tree of California. It grows rapidly up to three feet a year. It has naturally rot resistant wood. It's densely branched and pyramidal in youth, but loses lower branches with age.


Sequoia sempervirens

Also known as

Coast redwood, Coastal redwood, California redwood and Sequoia

How to care for Redwood


How often to water your Redwood

Water needs for Redwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Redwood 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 Redwood

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Redwood in your home

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

Redwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Redwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Redwood

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

Difficulty Level

Redwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Redwood



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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