Plant Care Tilia Tomentosa

Tilia Tomentosa

About Tilia Tomentosa

The Silver Linden is a large deciduous tree that is a member of the Malvaceae family. It is native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. The leaves are green with silvery undersides, heart-shaped, and serrated. Fragrant creamy-white flowers hanging in clusters appear from June to July. The fruits are small nutlets that ripen in late summer.


Tilia tomentosa

Also known as

Tilia argentea, Tilia argentea, Tilia argentea, silver linden and silver lime

How to care for Tilia Tomentosa


How often to water your Tilia Tomentosa

Water needs for Tilia Tomentosa
0.5 cups
every 9

Tilia Tomentosa 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 Tilia argentea in your home

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

Tilia Tomentosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tilia Tomentosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Tilia Tomentosa

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

Difficulty Level

Tilia Tomentosa 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 Tilia Tomentosa

Tilia Tomentosa

Tilia Tomentosa

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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