About Chinese Plum
A tropical evergreen shrub or tree with alternate, simple leaves that are leathery, veiny, and toothed. Fire blight can be troublesome on this tree. The bacterium that causes fire blight, Erwinia amylovora, is spread by rain and insects.
Also known as
Loquat, Loquat, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum, Pipa and Nespola
How to care for Chinese Plum
Chinese Plum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbia, South Carolina.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 4th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
Chinese Plum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ☀️.
This is a great time to watch your Chinese Plum thrive 🌿!
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 Chinese Plum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.