Plant Care Chinese tallow tree
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Chinese tallow tree

Also known as

Chinese tallow, Chinese tallowtree, Florida aspen, Chicken tree, Gray popcorn tree and Candleberry tree

Taxonomy

Triadica sebifera
Triadica
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Chinese tallow tree

Water

How often to water your Chinese tallow tree

Water needs for Chinese tallow tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese tallow tree 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 Chinese tallow tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Chinese tallow tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese tallow tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese tallow tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese tallow tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese tallow tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese tallow tree

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

Care Summary for Chinese tallow tree

Chinese tallow tree

Chinese tallow tree


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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