Plant Care Candlenut Tree

Candlenut Tree

About Candlenut Tree

Candlenut Tree is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

Candlenut Tree belongs to the Aleurites genus, and is native to Tropical Asia and Australia.


Aleurites moluccanus

Also known as

Indian-walnut, Kukui, candle-nut, candleberry, candlenut, candlenut-tree and lumbangtree

How to care for Candlenut Tree


How often to water your Candlenut Tree

Water needs for Candlenut Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Candlenut 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Candlenut Tree in your home

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

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

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

Candlenut Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Candlenut Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Candlenut 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 Candlenut Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Candlenut Tree

Candlenut Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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