Plant Care Southern Blue Gum

Southern Blue Gum

Also known as

Tasmanian Blue Gum, Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eurabbie and Southern blue gum


Eucalyptus globulus

How to care for Southern Blue Gum


How often to water your Southern Blue Gum

Water needs for Southern Blue Gum
0.5 cups
every 9

Southern Blue Gum 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 Southern Blue Gum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tasmanian Blue Gum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Southern Blue Gum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Southern Blue Gum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Southern Blue Gum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Southern Blue Gum

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

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Care Summary for Southern Blue Gum

Southern Blue Gum

Southern Blue Gum

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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