Plant Care Star Fruit

Star Fruit

Also known as

blimbing, caramba, carambola and five-corner

Taxonomy

Averrhoa carambola
Averrhoa
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

How to care for Star Fruit

💦 Water

How often to water your Star Fruit

Water needs for Star Fruit
0.5 cups
every 9

Star Fruit 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 Star Fruit

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Star Fruit in your home

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

Star Fruit love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Star Fruit does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Star Fruit

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Star Fruit →

Common Star Fruit Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Star Fruit 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.

Star Fruit Water Frequency →

Star Fruit Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Star Fruit 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 🏡.

Star Fruit Light Requirements →

Star Fruit 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

Star Fruit 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 Star Fruit →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Star Fruit 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 Star Fruit

Star Fruit

Star Fruit


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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