Plant Care Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree

About Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Chaste Tree likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Chaste Tree belongs to the vitex genus, and is native to Asia and Africa.

Taxonomy

Vitex negundo
Vitex
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

five-leaf chastetree, Five Leaved Chaste and Chinese Chaste Tree

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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Propagation

Care Summary for 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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