Plant Care Chinese Quince
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Chinese Quince

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Chaenomeles lagenaria
Chaenomeles
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Chinese Quince

Water

How often to water your Chinese Quince

Water needs for Chinese Quince
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese 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 Chinese Quince

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

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Finding light for Chaenomeles speciosa in your home

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

Chinese Quince love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Quince does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Quince

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Chinese 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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