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 Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

65% Medium

Growing Manchineel in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Manchineel in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

October 23rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Manchineel in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 35.5% ☀️

October 23rd, 2021

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 35.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Manchineel in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.8 hours 📉

October 22nd, 2021

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours …

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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..️

Indianapolis, Indiana 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 Indianapolis, Indiana

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

October 21st, 2021

The growing potential in Indianapolis 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 repo…

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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 Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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