Plant Care pomelo


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pomelo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
pomelo has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

pomelo, pummelo and shaddock


Citrus maxima

How to care for pomelo


How often to water your pomelo

Water needs for pomelo
0.5 cups
every 9

pomelo 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 pomelo

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for pomelo in your home

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

pomelo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

pomelo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize pomelo

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for pomelo



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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