Plant Care Tree-of-Life

Tree-of-Life

Also known as

Moriche, Neí, aguaje, burití, ite palm, muriti and murití

Taxonomy

Mauritia flexuosa
Mauritia
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Tree-of-Life

💦 Water

How often to water your Tree-of-Life

Water needs for Tree-of-Life
0.5 cups
every 9

Tree-of-Life 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 Tree-of-Life

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tree-of-Life in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tree-of-Life: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tree-of-Life 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tree-of-Life

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

Care Summary for Tree-of-Life

Tree-of-Life

Tree-of-Life


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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