Plant Care Carolina Basswood

Carolina Basswood

Also known as

American linden and American basswood


Tilia americana

How to care for Carolina Basswood


How often to water your Carolina Basswood

Water needs for Carolina Basswood
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina Basswood 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 Carolina Basswood

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Carolina Basswood in your home

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

Carolina Basswood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carolina Basswood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Carolina Basswood

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

Difficulty Level

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

Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Carolina Basswood

Carolina Basswood

Carolina Basswood

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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