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 located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

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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.

Plant care guide for Sierra Redwood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Sierra Redwood in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Sierra Redwood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…

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Light needs for plant Sierra Redwood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.8% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 31.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.6 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Sierra Redwood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Giant sequoia in your home

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

Sierra Redwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Sierra Redwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Sierra Redwood

Nutrient needs for plant Sierra Redwood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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Difficulty Level

Sierra Redwood 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!

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Sierra Redwood

Sierra Redwood

Sierra Redwood

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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