Plant Care Dwarf Pawpaw

Dwarf Pawpaw

Also known as

gopherberry

Taxonomy

Asimina pygmaea
Asimina
Annonaceae
Magnoliales

How to care for Dwarf Pawpaw

Water

How often to water your Dwarf Pawpaw

Water needs for Dwarf Pawpaw
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Pawpaw 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Dwarf Pawpaw in your home

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

Dwarf Pawpaw love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dwarf Pawpaw does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Pawpaw

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

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Care Summary for Dwarf Pawpaw

Dwarf Pawpaw


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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