The redwood tree is one of nature's true wonders. Redwood specimens can grow to be in excess of 300 feet tall and are some of the largest living things ever to inhabit the face of Earth. And, miraculously enough, you can grow your own redwood seedling at home create a towering giant. Here's how to plant and grow a redwood seedling.
Things You'll Need
- Pot (at least 10 gallons)
- Plenty of potting soil
- High nitrogen fertilizer
- Redwood seedling
- Temperate climate
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Procure the supplies. You'll need all of the listed supplies to properly plant the redwood seedling.
Remove the redwood seedling from it's current packaging or pot. Do this gently, taking care not to disturb the roots. Soak the roots of the redwood sapling in lukewarm water for 15 minutes.
Fill the large pot with good quality potting soil, nearly to the top of the container. Dig a hole in the potting soil that is roughly 2 times larger than the size of the roots of the redwood seedling.
Remove the redwood seedling from the water in which its roots were soaking. Place the roots of the redwood seedling in the hole you dug in the pot. Fill in the potting soil around the redwood seedling's roots, carefully, tamping the soil down lightly until the seedling seems securely rooted.
Water the redwood seedling immediately.
Place the potted redwood seedling in a cool, low-light exposure for two to three days to let it adjust to its new habitat. Feed the redwood seedling high nitrogen fertilizer.
Place the redwood seedling in a nice full-light setting for its day-to-day life. Water the redwood seedling whenever the soil feels dry to the touch, but never over-water it.
Repot the redwood seedling as necessary. Plant the redwood seedling once it becomes too large to keep indoors. Make sure the local climate is a climate that is conducive to the growth and health of the tree.