Plant Care Loquat

Loquat

About Loquat

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.

Taxonomy

Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya
Rosaceae
Rosales

Also known as

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

How to care for Loquat

Water

How often to water your Loquat

Water needs for Loquat
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Loquat

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 Loquat: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Loquat

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Loquat

Loquat

Loquat


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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