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 Nashville, Tennessee.

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 Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

68% Medium

Growing Manchineel in Nashville right now

Light needs for plant Manchineel in Nashville, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 23rd, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Manchineel in Nashville, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.3% ☀️

October 23rd, 2021

Nashville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Nashville is expected to decrease by 31.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Manchineel in Nashville, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 1.6 hours 📉

October 23rd, 2021

This month, Nashville is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of …

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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..️

Nashville, Tennessee 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.

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

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