Plant Care Cashew Tree

Cashew Tree

Also known as

Cashew, Cashew, Cashew, Cashew tree and Cashew nut


Anacardium occidentale

How to care for Cashew Tree


How often to water your Cashew Tree

Water needs for Cashew Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Cashew Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, Arizona.

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 Cashew Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Cashew Tree in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

58% Medium

Growing Cashew Tree in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Cashew Tree in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Cashew Tree in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 17% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Cashew Tree in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Cashew in your home

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

Cashew 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..️

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Cashew Tree

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

When to repot Cashew Tree

Nutrient needs for plant Cashew Tree in Tucson, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Tucson is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Cashew Tree

Cashew Tree

Cashew Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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