Plant Care Fish Poison Tree

Fish Poison Tree

Also known as

fish poison tree, putat and sea poison tree


Barringtonia asiatica

How to care for Fish Poison Tree


How often to water your Fish Poison Tree

Water needs for Fish Poison Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Fish Poison Tree 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

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Finding light for Fish Poison Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fish Poison Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fish Poison Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Fish Poison Tree

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Fish Poison Tree

Fish Poison Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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