Plant Care Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoia

Also known as

Bigtree, Big-tree, Giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia and Big tree

Taxonomy

Sequoiadendron giganteum
Sequoiadendron
Cupressaceae
Pinales

How to care for Giant Sequoia

💦 Water

How often to water your Giant Sequoia

Water needs for Giant Sequoia
0.5 cups
every 9

Giant Sequoia 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 Giant Sequoia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Giant Sequoia in your home

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

Giant Sequoia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Giant Sequoia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Giant Sequoia

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Giant Sequoia 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 Giant Sequoia →

Common Giant Sequoia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Giant Sequoia 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.

Giant Sequoia Water Frequency →

Giant Sequoia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Giant Sequoia 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 🏡.

Giant Sequoia Light Requirements →

Giant Sequoia 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

Giant Sequoia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Giant Sequoia →

When and How to Successfully Repot Giant Sequoia →


💩 Fertilizer

Giant Sequoia 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.

How Much and When to Fertilize Giant Sequoia →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Giant Sequoia will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Giant Sequoia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Giant Sequoia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Giant Sequoia Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoia


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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