Plant Care Chinese Lantern Tree

Chinese Lantern Tree

Also known as

Chinese Lanterns


Nymania capensis

How to care for Chinese Lantern Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Lantern Tree

Water needs for Chinese Lantern Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Lantern Tree 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Lantern Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Lantern Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese Lantern Tree 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 Chinese Lantern Tree in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Lantern Tree

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

Care Summary for Chinese Lantern Tree

Chinese Lantern Tree

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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