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.


Staphylea trifolia

How to care for American Bladdernut


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for American Bladdernut

American 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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