Plant Care Neem


Also known as

nimtree and indian lilac


Azadirachta indica

How to care for Neem


How often to water your Neem

Water needs for Neem
0.5 cups
every 12

Neem needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Neem

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.

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Finding light for Neem in your home

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

Neem love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Neem does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Neem

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

Difficulty Level

Neem is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Neem



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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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