Plant Care Purple Mangosteen

Purple Mangosteen

About Purple Mangosteen

Purple Mangosteen is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Purple Mangosteen belongs to the Garcinia genus, and is native to the Malay Peninsula.


Garcinia Mangostana

How to care for Purple Mangosteen


How often to water your Purple Mangosteen

Water needs for Purple Mangosteen
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Mangosteen 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 Purple Mangosteen

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Purple Mangosteen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Mangosteen: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Purple Mangosteen love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Purple Mangosteen does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Purple Mangosteen

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

Difficulty Level

Purple Mangosteen can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Purple Mangosteen

Purple Mangosteen

Purple Mangosteen

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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