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 Houston, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 5th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
October 4th, 2022
Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 22.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
October 4th, 2022
This month, Houston is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of da…
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 Houston, Texas ☀️.
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.