Plant Care Horse-apple
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Horse-apple

Also known as

Horse apple, Osage orange, Hedge apple, Bois d'arc, Bodark, Monkey ball, Monkey brains, Bow-wood, Yellow-wood and Mock orange

Taxonomy

Maclura pomifera
Maclura
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Horse-apple

Water

How often to water your Horse-apple

Water needs for Horse-apple
0.5 cups
every 9

Horse-apple 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 Horse-apple

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Horse-apple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Horse-apple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Horse-apple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Horse-apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Horse-apple

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Horse-apple is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Horse-apple

Horse-apple

Horse-apple


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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