Plant Care Snowrose


3.3 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Snowrose has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
Snowrose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Snowrose

Snowrose is an evergreen or semi-evergreen deciduous shrub in the Coffee family native to sub-tropical woodlands, streambanks and wet meadows in southeast Asia. It grows 2-4 feet tall and slightly wider with stiff branches covered in small glossy leaves and many white flowers. It requires consistent moisture in fertile well-drained soils in partial sun to partial shade.


Serissa japonica

Also known as

Serissa, Tree of a thousand stars, Japanese boxthorn, Serissa foetida and Snow Rose Bonsai

How to care for Snowrose


How often to water your Snowrose

Water needs for Snowrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Snowrose needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Snowrose

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Snowrose in your home

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

Snowrose 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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How to fertilize Snowrose

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

Difficulty Level

Snowrose 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!

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Snowrose



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Snowrose has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Snowrose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Snowrose has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Snowrose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Snowrose has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Allieklinger avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 437 XP

I had no idea what plant I bought when I got this plant. I was not ready for commitment of a bonsai tree. It’s probably going to die

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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 20 XP
globe Punggol, Singapore

It’s super sensitive & browns easily. I hvnt learnt how to care for it

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