Plant Care Atlantic poison oak

Atlantic poison oak

About Atlantic poison oak

Atlantic poison oak is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Atlantic poison oak likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Atlantic poison oak belongs to the toxicodendron genus, and is native to the Central and Eastern United States.

⚠️ Atlantic poison oak is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Taxonomy

Toxicodendron pubescens
Toxicodendron
Anacardiaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Atlantic poison oak

Water

How often to water your Atlantic poison oak

Water needs for Atlantic poison oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Atlantic poison oak 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?

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5"
Light

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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 Atlantic poison oak in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Atlantic poison oak: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Atlantic poison oak love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Atlantic poison oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Atlantic poison oak in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Atlantic poison oak

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Atlantic poison oak is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Atlantic poison oak

Atlantic poison oak


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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