Plant Care Chaenomeles Lagenaria

Chaenomeles Lagenaria

Also known as

Chaenomeles speciosa, Chaenomeles speciosa, Chaenomeles speciosa, flowering quince, Chinese quince, Japanese quince, zhou pi mugua and Chaenomeles speciosa

Taxonomy

Chaenomeles lagenaria
Chaenomeles
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Chaenomeles Lagenaria

💦 Water

How often to water your Chaenomeles Lagenaria

Water needs for Chaenomeles Lagenaria
0.5 cups
every 9

Chaenomeles Lagenaria 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 Chaenomeles Lagenaria

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chaenomeles speciosa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chaenomeles Lagenaria: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chaenomeles Lagenaria love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chaenomeles Lagenaria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chaenomeles Lagenaria

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Chaenomeles Lagenaria is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Chaenomeles Lagenaria 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chaenomeles Lagenaria requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Chaenomeles Lagenaria does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Chaenomeles Lagenaria should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Chaenomeles Lagenaria grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chaenomeles Lagenaria can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Chaenomeles Lagenaria can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 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 Chaenomeles Lagenaria

Chaenomeles Lagenaria

Chaenomeles Lagenaria


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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