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.


Ceratonia siliqua

Also known as

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

How to care for Ceratonia Siliqua


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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

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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 Ceratonia Siliqua in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

30% Very Low

Growing Ceratonia Siliqua in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Ceratonia Siliqua in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ceratonia Siliqua in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight will increase by 42.3% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Indianapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to increase by 42.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.3 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Ceratonia Siliqua in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 5.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours o…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.


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.

When to repot Ceratonia Siliqua

Nutrient needs for plant Ceratonia Siliqua in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 1st, 2023

The growing potential in Indianapolis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ceratonia Siliqua

Ceratonia Siliqua

Ceratonia Siliqua

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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