Plant Care Broad-Leaved Linden

Broad-Leaved Linden

Also known as

big-leaf linden, broadleaf lime, large-leaf lime, large-leaf linden, large-leaved lime and linden


Tilia platyphyllos

How to care for Broad-Leaved Linden


How often to water your Broad-Leaved Linden

Water needs for Broad-Leaved Linden
0.5 cups
every 9

Broad-Leaved Linden 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 Broad-Leaved Linden

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 Broad-Leaved Linden in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broad-Leaved Linden: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Broad-Leaved Linden love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broad-Leaved Linden does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Broad-Leaved Linden in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Broad-Leaved Linden

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

Difficulty Level

Broad-Leaved Linden 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 Broad-Leaved Linden

Broad-Leaved Linden

Broad-Leaved Linden

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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