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.


Toxicodendron pubescens

How to care for Atlantic Poison Oak


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 located in Oakland, California.

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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Plant care guide for Atlantic Poison Oak in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.

Atlantic Poison Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Atlantic Poison Oak

Atlantic Poison Oak

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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