Plant Care Mamoncillo


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Mamoncillo has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Mamoncillo has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Quenepa, Quenepa, Quenepa, Meliococcus bijugatus, genip, guinep, ginepa, kenèp, quenette, chenet, talpa jocote, mamón, limoncillo, canepa, skinip, kinnip, huaya, mamoncillo and Spanish Lime


Melicoccus bijugatus

How to care for Mamoncillo


How often to water your Mamoncillo

Water needs for Mamoncillo
0.5 cups
every 9

Mamoncillo 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 Mamoncillo

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Quenepa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mamoncillo: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mamoncillo 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.

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How to fertilize Mamoncillo

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

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Care Summary for Mamoncillo



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Mamoncillo has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Mamoncillo has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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If you’re going to grow mamoncillos from seed, be patient for they’re slow to start, but will shoot up in their growth rate after a year. It’s also a hardy plant, so they’re not fragile or easy to get sick. Great for beginners.

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