Plant Care pomelo

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

Taxonomy

Citrus maxima
Citrus
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for pomelo

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 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 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for pomelo

pomelo

pomelo


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.

What other plant parents say

pomelo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
pomelo has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
pomelo has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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@Janetmigro
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03/15/2021

Difficult to manage indoors in NY

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