Plant Care Diospyros Nigra

Diospyros Nigra

Also known as

Black Sapote, Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Fruit and Black Soapapple


Diospyros nigra

How to care for Diospyros Nigra


How often to water your Diospyros Nigra

Water needs for Diospyros Nigra
0.5 cups
every 9

Diospyros Nigra 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 Diospyros Nigra

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Sapote in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Diospyros Nigra: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Diospyros Nigra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Diospyros Nigra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Diospyros Nigra

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

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Care Summary for Diospyros Nigra

Diospyros Nigra

Diospyros Nigra

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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