Plant Care Puka


Also known as

puka and pukanui


Meryta sinclairii

How to care for Puka


How often to water your Puka

Water needs for Puka
0.5 cups
every 9

Puka needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Puka

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 Puka in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Finding light for Puka in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Puka: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Puka love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Puka does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Puka

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Puka



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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