Plant Care Mamoncillo

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

Taxonomy

Melicoccus bijugatus
Melicoccus
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Mamoncillo

Water

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 Oakland, California.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Mamoncillo in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Mamoncillo in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland 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 Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.5% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 28.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Mamoncillo in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of day…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.

Nutrients

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 Oakland, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Mamoncillo

Mamoncillo

Mamoncillo


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Oakland, California, 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
Nappo avatar
@Nappo
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 54 XP
10/08/2021

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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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