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 located in San Jose, California.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Southern Blue Gum in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

38% Low

Growing Southern Blue Gum in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Southern Blue Gum in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Southern Blue Gum in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 32.2% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Southern Blue Gum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Southern Blue Gum

Nutrient needs for plant Southern Blue Gum in San Jose, California

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

January 23rd, 2023

The growing potential in San Jose is 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 to repo…

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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 your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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