Plant Care Japanese Flowering Quince

Japanese Flowering Quince

About Japanese Flowering Quince

Japanese Flowering Quince is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Japanese Flowering Quince likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Japanese Flowering Quince belongs to the Chaenomeles genus, and is native to Japan and South Korea.

Taxonomy

Chaenomeles japonica
Chaenomeles
Rosaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Japanese quince and Maule's quince

How to care for Japanese Flowering Quince

Water

How often to water your Japanese Flowering Quince

Water needs for Japanese Flowering Quince
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Flowering Quince 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 Japanese Flowering Quince

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Japanese Flowering Quince in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Flowering Quince: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Flowering Quince love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Japanese Flowering Quince does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Japanese Flowering Quince in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Japanese Flowering Quince

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Japanese Flowering Quince is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Japanese Flowering Quince

Japanese Flowering Quince

Japanese Flowering Quince


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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