Plant Care Carolina Hemlock

Carolina Hemlock

About Carolina Hemlock

Carolina Hemlock 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.

Carolina Hemlock likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Carolina Hemlock belongs to the Tsuga genus, and is native to the Southeastern United States.

Taxonomy

Tsuga caroliniana
Tsuga
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Carolina Hemlock

💦 Water

How often to water your Carolina Hemlock

Water needs for Carolina Hemlock
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Carolina Hemlock in your home

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

Carolina Hemlock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carolina Hemlock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carolina Hemlock in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Carolina Hemlock

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Carolina 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Carolina 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Carolina 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

Carolina 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Carolina 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

Carolina Hemlock will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Carolina Hemlock can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Carolina Hemlock can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Carolina Hemlock

Carolina 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.

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