Plant Care Jackfruit

Jackfruit

About Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a relatively 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

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!

Benefits of Growing Jackfruit →

Common Jackfruit Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Jackfruit 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.

Jackfruit Water Frequency →

Jackfruit Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Jackfruit 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 🏡.

Jackfruit Light Requirements →

Jackfruit 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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Jackfruit 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 Jackfruit →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Jackfruit can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Jackfruit 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 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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