Plant Care Soursop

Soursop

About Soursop

Soursop is a popular 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.

Soursop belongs to the Annona genus, and is native to Central and Northwestern South America.

Taxonomy

Annona muricata
Annona
Annonaceae
Magnoliales

Also known as

Graviola, Guyabano and Guanábana

How to care for Soursop

💦 Water

How often to water your Soursop

Water needs for Soursop
0.5 cups
every 9

Soursop 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.

Calculate water needs of Soursop

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Soursop in your home

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

Soursop love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Soursop does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Soursop

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Soursop →

Common Soursop Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Soursop prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Soursop Water Frequency →

Soursop Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Soursop requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Soursop Light Requirements →

Soursop Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Soursop Toxicity to Cats →

Soursop Toxicity to Dogs →

Soursop Toxicity to Humans →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Soursop will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Soursop →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Soursop can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Soursop Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Soursop

Soursop

Soursop


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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