Plant Care Chrysobalanus Icaco

Chrysobalanus Icaco

Also known as

Coco plum, Coco plum, Cocoplum, Paradise plum, Abajeru and Icaco

Taxonomy

Chrysobalanus icaco
Chrysobalanus
Chrysobalanaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Chrysobalanus Icaco

Water

How often to water your Chrysobalanus Icaco

Water needs for Chrysobalanus Icaco
0.5 cups
every 9

Chrysobalanus Icaco needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Chrysobalanus Icaco in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Growing Chrysobalanus Icaco in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.6% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 18.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Coco plum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chrysobalanus Icaco may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chrysobalanus Icaco

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

When to repot Chrysobalanus Icaco

Nutrient needs for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Chrysobalanus Icaco

Chrysobalanus Icaco


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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