Plant Care Birchleaf Spirea

Birchleaf Spirea

About Birchleaf Spirea

Birchleaf Spirea is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

Birchleaf Spirea likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Birchleaf Spirea belongs to the Spiraea genus, and is native to South Korea, Siberia, the Russian Far East, and Japan.


Spiraea betulifolia

How to care for Birchleaf Spirea


How often to water your Birchleaf Spirea

Water needs for Birchleaf Spirea
0.5 cups
every 9

Birchleaf Spirea 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 Birchleaf Spirea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Birchleaf Spirea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Birchleaf Spirea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Birchleaf Spirea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Birchleaf Spirea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Birchleaf Spirea in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Birchleaf Spirea

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

Difficulty Level

Birchleaf Spirea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Birchleaf Spirea

Birchleaf Spirea

Birchleaf Spirea

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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