Plant Care Ceratonia Siliqua

Ceratonia Siliqua

About Ceratonia Siliqua

Carob is a flowering evergreen tree in the bean family native to the Medditranian region and Iran. It creates edible pods that are used as a chocolate substitute. It's a tree that's a part of the Carobaceae family. Carob pods are edible.

Taxonomy

Ceratonia siliqua
Ceratonia
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

Carob Tree, Carob Tree, St john's-bread and Carob

How to care for Ceratonia Siliqua

💦 Water

How often to water your Ceratonia Siliqua

Water needs for Ceratonia Siliqua
0.5 cups
every 9

Ceratonia Siliqua 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 Ceratonia Siliqua

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Carob Tree in your home

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

Ceratonia Siliqua 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ceratonia Siliqua

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Ceratonia Siliqua 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.

Carob Tree Water Frequency →

Carob Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ceratonia Siliqua may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Carob Tree Light Requirements →

Carob Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Ceratonia Siliqua is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Ceratonia Siliqua can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Carob Tree 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 Ceratonia Siliqua

Ceratonia Siliqua

Ceratonia Siliqua


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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