Plant Care Oriental Persimmon

Oriental Persimmon

Also known as

Japanese Persimmon, Japanese Persimmon, Oriental persimmon, Persimmon and Kaki


Diospyros kaki

How to care for Oriental Persimmon

💦 Water

How often to water your Oriental Persimmon

Water needs for Oriental Persimmon
0.5 cups
every 9

Oriental Persimmon 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 Oriental Persimmon

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Japanese Persimmon in your home

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

Oriental Persimmon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Oriental Persimmon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Oriental Persimmon

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Oriental Persimmon 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!

Benefits of Growing Japanese Persimmon →

Common Japanese Persimmon Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Oriental Persimmon prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Japanese Persimmon Water Frequency →

Japanese Persimmon Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Oriental Persimmon requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Japanese Persimmon Light Requirements →

Japanese Persimmon Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

🪴 Soil

Oriental Persimmon does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Japanese Persimmon →

When and How to Successfully Repot Japanese Persimmon →

💩 Fertilizer

Oriental Persimmon grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Oriental Persimmon grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Japanese Persimmon →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Oriental Persimmon can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Japanese Persimmon Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Oriental Persimmon can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Oriental Persimmon

Oriental Persimmon

Oriental Persimmon

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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