Plant Care European Mountain Ash

European Mountain Ash

About European Mountain Ash

European Mountain Ash is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

European Mountain Ash likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

European Mountain Ash belongs to the Sorbus genus, and is native to Western Asia and Europe.


Sorbus aucuparia

Also known as

Rowan and Mountain-ash

How to care for European Mountain Ash


How often to water your European Mountain Ash

Water needs for European Mountain Ash
0.5 cups
every 9

European Mountain Ash 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 European Mountain Ash

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for European Mountain Ash in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Mountain Ash: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Mountain Ash love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European Mountain Ash does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize European Mountain Ash

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

Difficulty Level

European Mountain Ash 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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European Mountain Ash

European Mountain Ash

European Mountain Ash

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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