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Also known as
Eastern hemlock, Eastern hemlock-spruce, Canadian hemlock and Pruche du canada
How to care for Eastern Hemlock
How often to water your Eastern Hemlock
Eastern Hemlock 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 Eastern Hemlock in your home
Eastern Hemlock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Eastern Hemlock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Eastern Hemlock in your home 🏡.
How to fertilize Eastern Hemlock
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 Eastern Hemlock after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Eastern Hemlock is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Eastern Hemlock prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Eastern Hemlock requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Eastern Hemlock is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Eastern Hemlock does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Eastern Hemlock grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Eastern Hemlock grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Eastern Hemlock can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Eastern Hemlock
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.