Plant Care Tree Of Hell

Tree Of Hell

About Tree Of Hell

The Tree of Heaven is a non-native invasive tree that has naturalized in many parts of the USSA and all areas of NC. The leaves are the best way to identify this tree as the large compound leaves have a glandular, notched base on each leaflet. It is reported to be invasive in natural areas in 30 states across the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Taxonomy

Ailanthus altissima
Ailanthus
Simaroubaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Tree-of-Heaven, Tree-of-Heaven, Tree of heaven, Ailanthus, Varnish tree, Chouchun and Tree of hell

How to care for Tree Of Hell

Water

How often to water your Tree Of Hell

Water needs for Tree Of Hell
0.5 cups
every 9

Tree Of Hell 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 Tree Of Hell

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 Tree-of-Heaven in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tree Of Hell: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tree Of Hell love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tree Of Hell does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tree Of Hell in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Tree Of Hell

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Tree Of Hell can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Tree Of Hell

Tree Of Hell

Tree Of Hell


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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