Plant Care Mandarin orange

Mandarin orange

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Also known as

Unshu orange, Tangerine, Mandarine orange, Mandarin and Mandarine


Citrus reticulata

How to care for Mandarin orange


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

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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 🏡.


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.

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:


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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Grew this one from a seed! Very rewarding!

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