Plant Care Jamun

Jamun

Also known as

Malabar Plum, Malabar Plum, Java Plum, Black Plum, Jambolan and Indian Plum

Taxonomy

Syzygium cumini
Syzygium
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Jamun

💦 Water

How often to water your Jamun

Water needs for Jamun
0.5 cups
every 9

Jamun 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 Jamun

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Malabar Plum in your home

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

Jamun love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jamun does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Jamun

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Jamun prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Malabar Plum Water Frequency →

Malabar Plum Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Jamun requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Malabar Plum Light Requirements →

Malabar Plum Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Jamun does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Malabar Plum →

When and How to Successfully Repot Malabar Plum →


💩 Fertilizer

Jamun grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Jamun

Jamun

Jamun


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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