Plant Care Chaste tree

Chaste tree

Also known as

Chastetree, Vitex, Chasteberry, Abraham's balm, Lilac chastetree and Monk's pepper


Vitex agnus-castus

How to care for Chaste tree


How often to water your Chaste tree

Water needs for Chaste tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Chaste 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 Chaste tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Chaste tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chaste tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chaste tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chaste tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chaste tree

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

Care Summary for Chaste tree

Chaste tree

Chaste tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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