Plant Care Bladdernut


About Bladdernut

Bladdernut 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.

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

Bladdernut belongs to the staphylea genus, and is native to Central Europe, Turkey, and the Caucasus.


Staphylea pinnata

Also known as

Bladdernut and European bladdernut

How to care for Bladdernut


How often to water your Bladdernut

Water needs for Bladdernut
0.5 cups
every 9

Bladdernut 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Bladdernut in your home

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

Bladdernut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bladdernut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bladdernut

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bladdernut


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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