Plant Care Mock Orange

Mock Orange

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About Mock Orange

Mock Orange is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Mock Orange belongs to the Murraya genus, and is native to China and India south to Australia.


Murraya paniculata

How to care for Mock Orange


How often to water your Mock Orange

Water needs for Mock Orange
0.5 cups
every 9

Mock Orange 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 Mock Orange

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Mock Orange in your home

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

Mock Orange love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Mock Orange does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mock Orange in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mock Orange

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

Difficulty Level

Mock Orange is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Mock Orange

Mock Orange

Mock Orange

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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