How to grow eucalyptus in your apartment


Are you looking for an interesting plant that you can grow in your apartment and is both pretty and even provides certain benefits? Well, and excellent choice would be eucalyptus, also referred to as stringy bark tree. It is very pleasing in appearance and thanks to essential oils it will scent the air in your room so you can breathe easily, and last but not least, it also repels mosquitoes and other intrusive insects! Not bad for a single plant, isn’t it? Growing Eucalyptus citriodora and Eucalyptus gunnii in apartments and family houses is not difficult at all. We shall tell you the basics in the following lines.

Choosing the right spot is necessary

First of all, you need to choose the best possible site for your eucalyptus because it needs plenty of sunlight. For example, a location near large French window is best. Even though eucalyptus needs plenty of sunlight you need to avoid direct sunlight. Eucalyptus can grow to various heights, it mainly depends on the species. It can grow as low as 30 centimeters or up to 1.5 meters.


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Temperature and watering

As for the temperature, it should be a little bit lower than standard room temperature. At the same time you need to make sure that the temperature does not fall below 8 degrees Celsius. Eucalyptus does not like freezing temperatures and if it is exposed to freezing temperatures you can say goodbye to it. If possible, move eucalyptus to a terrace or balcony during the summer, but again avoid direct sunlight. Watering should be regular and fairly limited during the winter.


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Which substrate is best and how can you transplant eucalyptus?

Choose partially permeable soil and make sure that the substrate contains sand. A sandy loamy substrate is great for eucalyptus. As for transplanting, you need to wait until the spring and you should have no problem transplanting eucalyptus. The plant adapts rather easily and usually, another will grow next to it.

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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