The Q&A Archives: Caring for Pussywillows Indoors

Question: I bought a pussywillow tree that was intended to be planted outdoors. I'm trying to keep it as an indoor. It seems to be doing very well. I need to know how to transplant it and if it needs any special care. Thank you. Jodi Grimm Albany, NY

Answer: I'm not sure what species of willow you have so I'll give you general instructions. You will have to cut it back periodically since it will become quite large. Willows grow in wet areas naturally so keep it well watered. It likes full sun. It will need a period of rest and some cold. In the fall, you might move it to a cooler room (40's) with lower light levels. In the spring, move it back to higher light (gradually!!)

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