Plant Care Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Also known as

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


Chaenomeles lagenaria

How to care for Chinese Quince


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 located in Miami, Florida.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Chinese Quince in Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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Growing Chinese Quince in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Chinese Quince in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Quince in Miami, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 20.5% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Miami is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to increase by 20.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Quince in Miami, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Miami is getting an average of 7.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.3 total hours of daylig…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Miami, Florida ⛅.

Chinese Quince does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Miami, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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