Plant Care Chrysobalanus Icaco

Chrysobalanus Icaco

Also known as

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


Chrysobalanus icaco

How to care for Chrysobalanus Icaco


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 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

57% Medium

Growing Chrysobalanus Icaco in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 8th, 2021

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 Chrysobalanus Icaco in Miami, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 13.8% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Miami is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to decrease by 13.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Chrysobalanus Icaco in Miami, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Miami is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of daylig…

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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 maximize the potential for growth..️

Miami, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Chrysobalanus Icaco

Chrysobalanus Icaco

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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