Plant Care Sierra Redwood

Sierra Redwood

Also known as

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


Sequoiadendron giganteum

How to care for Sierra Redwood


How often to water your Sierra Redwood

Water needs for Sierra Redwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Sierra 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 Sierra Redwood

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Giant sequoia in your home

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

Sierra Redwood 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 Sierra Redwood

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

Care Summary for Sierra Redwood

Sierra Redwood

Sierra Redwood

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.

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