Plant Care Jambolan


Also known as

Malabar Plum, Malabar Plum, Java Plum, Black Plum, Jamun and Indian Plum


Syzygium cumini

How to care for Jambolan


How often to water your Jambolan

Water needs for Jambolan
0.5 cups
every 9

Jambolan 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 Jambolan

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Malabar Plum in your home

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

Jambolan 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.

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How to fertilize Jambolan

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

Care Summary for Jambolan



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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