Plant Care breadnut
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breadnut

Also known as

breadnut and Maya nut

Taxonomy

Brosimum alicastrum
Brosimum
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for breadnut

Water

How often to water your breadnut

Water needs for breadnut
0.5 cups
every 9

breadnut 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 breadnut

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 breadnut in your home

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

breadnut 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize breadnut

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

Care Summary for breadnut

breadnut

breadnut


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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