Plant Care Tree-of-Life


Also known as

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


Mauritia flexuosa

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ 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



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.

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