Plant Care American Bladdernut

American Bladdernut

About American Bladdernut

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, upright, deciduous, perennial, flowering shrub or small tree in the Staphyleaceae family. It grows easily in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.

Taxonomy

Staphylea trifolia
Staphylea
Staphyleaceae
Crossosomatales

How to care for American Bladdernut

💦 Water

How often to water your American Bladdernut

Water needs for American Bladdernut
0.5 cups
every 9

American 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for American Bladdernut in your home

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

American Bladdernut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Bladdernut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Bladdernut

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

American Bladdernut prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

American Bladdernut requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

American Bladdernut is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


💩 Fertilizer

American Bladdernut should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

American Bladdernut grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
American Bladdernut can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

American Bladdernut can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for American Bladdernut

American Bladdernut


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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