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 and mamoncillo


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 located in Houston, Texas.

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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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.

Plant care guide for Mamoncillo in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Mamoncillo in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Mamoncillo in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Mamoncillo in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 20% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Mamoncillo in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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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..️

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

When to repot Mamoncillo

Nutrient needs for plant Mamoncillo in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Mamoncillo



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Houston, Texas, 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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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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