Plant Care date-plum,


About date-plum,

date-plum, is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

date-plum, likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Diospyros lotus

Also known as

date-plum,, Caucasian persimmon, and lilac persimmon,

How to care for date-plum,


How often to water your date-plum,

Water needs for date-plum,
0.5 cups
every 9

date-plum, needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 date-plum,

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for date-plum, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Finding light for date-plum, in your home

Light needs and placement for plant date-plum,: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

date-plum, love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

date-plum, does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize date-plum,

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for date-plum,



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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