Plant Care Java Plum
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Java Plum

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Syzygium cumini
Syzygium
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Java Plum

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Java Plum 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.

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

Nutrients

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.

Care Summary for Java Plum

Java Plum

Java Plum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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