Plant Care Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Vitex agnus-castus
Vitex
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chaste Tree

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chaste Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chaste Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chaste Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chaste Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Chaste Tree →

Common Chaste Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Chaste Tree 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.

Chaste Tree Water Frequency →

Chaste Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chaste Tree 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 🏡.

Chaste Tree Light Requirements →

Chaste Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Chaste Tree 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 Chaste Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Chaste Tree is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Chaste Tree →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Chaste Tree grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Chaste Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chaste Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Chaste Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Chaste Tree 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 Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree

Chaste 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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