Plant Care Fukien Tea Tree

Fukien Tea Tree

4.3 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Fukien Tea Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Fukien Tea Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Carmona retusa, Philippine tea tree, Ehretia monopyrena and Carmona microphylla


Ehretia microphylla

How to care for Fukien Tea Tree


How often to water your Fukien Tea Tree

Water needs for Fukien Tea Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Fukien Tea Tree 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 Fukien Tea Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Fukien Tea Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fukien Tea Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fukien Tea Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fukien Tea Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fukien Tea Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Fukien Tea Tree

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

Difficulty Level

Fukien Tea Tree 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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Native Region
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Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Fukien Tea Tree

Fukien Tea Tree

Fukien Tea Tree

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

Fukien Tea Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Fukien Tea Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Fukien Tea Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Fukien Tea Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Fukien Tea Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Fukien Tea Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Fukien Tea Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Sylar3202 avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP

Great indoor Bonsai plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Rachel avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 238 XP
globe Markham, Ontario

It’s got a huge cock and loves to show it

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
J avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 41 XP

Needs plenty of sun & don’t overwater🙂

Survivor Survivor
Aaron avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Forres, Scotland

Bonsai take 2-3 months to sprout so don’t feel Discouraged if it isn’t growing, it only needs 22ml of water but only water it when the soil is sticks to your finger when pressed :) apart from that please enjoy this lovely plant and have a nice day :)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Andrewbunt avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 119 XP
globe Tyler, TX

Easy to grow, doesn’t require much light, prefers temperate climate. Got best watering results by dunking it in a tub of water about a half an inch above the soil, until the entire rootball is soaked.

Survivor Survivor
Laura avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 46 XP

Likes winter light!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Rehabbhabie avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 146 XP
globe Mooresville, IN

If you’re growing from seed I suggest putting it in a ziplock bag for one to two months! :)

Satan666 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 126 XP
globe Orlando, FL

Beautiful potential but they’re really needy need lots of light but not too much bc they brown and diseases are really common. Cant overwater bc root rot but underwater and it dies

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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