Plant Care Mandarin orange
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Mandarin orange

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Also known as

Unshu orange, Tangerine, Mandarine orange, Mandarin and Mandarine

Taxonomy

Citrus reticulata
Citrus
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Mandarin orange

Water

How often to water your Mandarin orange

Water needs for Mandarin orange
0.5 cups
every 9

Mandarin orange 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 Mandarin orange

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 Mandarin orange in your home

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

Mandarin orange love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mandarin orange does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mandarin orange

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Mandarin orange

Mandarin orange

Mandarin orange


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

Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 7,869 XP
globe Austin, Texas
05/27/2021

Grew this one from a seed! Very rewarding!

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