Plant Care Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

Also known as

Chaenomeles speciosa, Chaenomeles speciosa, Chaenomeles speciosa, flowering quince, Chinese quince, Japanese quince, zhou pi mugua and Chaenomeles speciosa


Chaenomeles lagenaria

How to care for Flowering Quince


How often to water your Flowering Quince

Water needs for Flowering Quince
0.5 cups
every 9

Flowering Quince 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 Flowering Quince

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Chaenomeles speciosa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flowering Quince: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flowering Quince love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flowering Quince does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flowering Quince

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

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.

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