Plant Care Eriobotrya Japonica
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Eriobotrya Japonica

Also known as

Loquat, Loquat, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum, Pipa and Nespola

Taxonomy

Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Eriobotrya Japonica

Water

How often to water your Eriobotrya Japonica

Water needs for Eriobotrya Japonica
0.5 cups
every 9

Eriobotrya Japonica 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 Eriobotrya Japonica

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 Loquat in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eriobotrya Japonica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eriobotrya Japonica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eriobotrya Japonica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Eriobotrya Japonica

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Eriobotrya Japonica is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Eriobotrya Japonica

Eriobotrya Japonica

Eriobotrya Japonica


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.

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