Plant Care Java Plum

Java Plum

Also known as

Malabar Plum, Malabar Plum, Black Plum, Jamun, Jambolan and Indian Plum


Syzygium cumini

How to care for Java Plum


How often to water your Java Plum

Water needs for Java Plum
0.5 cups
every 9

Java Plum 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 Java Plum

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Malabar Plum in your home

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

Java Plum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Java Plum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Java Plum

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Java Plum

Java Plum

Java Plum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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