Plant Care Manchineel

Manchineel

Also known as

Manchineel tree, Manchioneel, Mancinella and Beach apple

Taxonomy

Hippomane mancinella
Hippomane
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Manchineel

Water

How often to water your Manchineel

Water needs for Manchineel
0.5 cups
every 9

Manchineel needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Manchineel in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

73% Medium

Growing Manchineel in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Manchineel in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 23rd, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Manchineel in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 25.3% ☀️

October 23rd, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 25.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Manchineel in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

October 23rd, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Manchineel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Manchineel: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Manchineel may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth..️

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Manchineel

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

When to repot Manchineel

Nutrient needs for plant Manchineel in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 20th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Manchineel

Manchineel


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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