Plant Care Jackfruit

Jackfruit

About Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Jackfruit belongs to the artocarpus genus, and is native to India.

Taxonomy

Artocarpus heterophyllus
Artocarpus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

Jack tree

How to care for Jackfruit

Water

How often to water your Jackfruit

Water needs for Jackfruit
0.5 cups
every 9

Jackfruit 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 Jackfruit

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Jackfruit in your home

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

Jackfruit love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jackfruit does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Jackfruit

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Jackfruit is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Jackfruit

Jackfruit

Jackfruit


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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