Plant Care Carmona retusa
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Carmona retusa

4.4 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Carmona retusa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Carmona retusa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Carmona retusa, Fukien tea tree and Philippine tea tree

Taxonomy

Ehretia microphylla
Ehretia
Ehretiaceae
Boraginales

How to care for Carmona retusa

Water

How often to water your Carmona retusa

Water needs for Carmona retusa
0.5 cups
every 9

Carmona retusa 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 Carmona retusa

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Carmona retusa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carmona retusa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carmona retusa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carmona retusa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carmona retusa in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Carmona retusa

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Carmona retusa

Carmona retusa

Carmona retusa


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Carmona retusa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Carmona retusa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Carmona retusa has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Carmona retusa has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
J avatar
@J
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 41 XP
08/07/2021

Needs plenty of sun & don’t overwater🙂

Survivor Survivor
Laura avatar
@Laura
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 46 XP
06/04/2021

Likes winter light!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Satan666 avatar
@Satan666
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
04/08/2021

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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