Plant Care Chinese Lantern Tree

Chinese Lantern Tree

Also known as

Chinese Lanterns

Taxonomy

Nymania capensis
Nymania
Meliaceae
Sapindales

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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.

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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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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