Plant Care Malus Sylvestris
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Malus Sylvestris

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Also known as

Crab apple, Crab apple and European crab apple

Taxonomy

Malus sylvestris
Malus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Malus Sylvestris

Water

How often to water your Malus Sylvestris

Water needs for Malus Sylvestris
0.5 cups
every 9

Malus Sylvestris 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 Malus Sylvestris

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 Crab apple in your home

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

Malus Sylvestris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Malus Sylvestris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Malus Sylvestris

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

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Care Summary for Malus Sylvestris

Malus Sylvestris

Malus Sylvestris


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.

What other plant parents say

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