Plant Care Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock

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Eastern Hemlock has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Eastern hemlock, Eastern hemlock-spruce, Canadian hemlock and Pruche du canada

Taxonomy

Tsuga canadensis
Tsuga
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Eastern Hemlock

💦 Water

How often to water your Eastern Hemlock

Water needs for Eastern Hemlock
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Eastern Hemlock

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Eastern Hemlock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Hemlock: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Eastern Hemlock

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Eastern Hemlock is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Eastern Hemlock →

Common Eastern Hemlock Problems →


💦 Water Needs

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 Water Frequency →

Eastern Hemlock Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

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 Light Requirements →

Eastern Hemlock Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Eastern Hemlock →


💩 Fertilizer

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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Eastern Hemlock grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Eastern Hemlock →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Eastern Hemlock can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Eastern Hemlock Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock


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.

What other plant parents say

Eastern Hemlock has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Eastern Hemlock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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09/07/2021

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