Plant Care Japanese Persimmon

Japanese Persimmon

Also known as

Oriental persimmon, Persimmon and Kaki


Diospyros kaki

How to care for Japanese Persimmon


How often to water your Japanese Persimmon

Water needs for Japanese Persimmon
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Persimmon 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 Japanese Persimmon

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.

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Finding light for Japanese Persimmon in your home

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

Japanese Persimmon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Persimmon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Japanese Persimmon

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

Difficulty Level

Japanese Persimmon is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Japanese Persimmon

Japanese Persimmon

Japanese Persimmon

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.

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