Plant Care Black Sapote

Black Sapote

About Black Sapote

Black Sapote 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.

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


Diospyros nigra

Also known as

Chocolate Pudding Fruit and Black Soapapple

How to care for Black Sapote


How often to water your Black Sapote

Water needs for Black Sapote
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Sapote needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Black Sapote

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.

Plant care guide for Black Sapote in Baltimore, Maryland

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Finding light for Black Sapote in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Sapote: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Sapote 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Black Sapote does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Black Sapote

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

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Care Summary for Black Sapote

Black Sapote

Black Sapote

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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