A tropical evergreen shrub or tree with alternate, simple leaves that are leathery, veiny, and toothed. Fire blight can be troublesome on this tree. The bacterium that causes fire blight, Erwinia amylovora, is spread by rain and insects.
Also known as
Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum, Pipa and Nespola
How to care for Loquat
Loquat 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.
Loquat love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Loquat does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Loquat after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.