Plant Care Bird Plum

Bird Plum

Also known as

Chinese Sweet Plum, Chinese Sweet Plum and Sageretia theezans.


Sageretia theezans

How to care for Bird Plum


How often to water your Bird Plum

Water needs for Bird Plum
0.5 cups
every 7

Bird Plum needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Bird Plum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Chinese Sweet Plum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird Plum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bird Plum 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 Bird Plum

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bird Plum

Bird Plum

Bird Plum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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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