Plant Care Palo Verde

Palo Verde

Also known as

Mexican Palo Verde, Mexican Palo Verde, Palo verde, Parkinsonia, Jerusalem thorn, Jelly bean tree and Palo de rayo.

Taxonomy

Parkinsonia aculeata
Parkinsonia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Palo Verde

Water

How often to water your Palo Verde

Water needs for Palo Verde
0.5 cups
every 9

Palo Verde needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Palo Verde

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Palo Verde in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

27% Very Low

Growing Palo Verde in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Palo Verde in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Palo Verde in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 41.4% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 41.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Palo Verde in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Mexican Palo Verde in your home

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

Palo Verde love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Palo Verde does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Palo Verde

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

When to repot Palo Verde

Nutrient needs for plant Palo Verde in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Boston is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Care Summary for Palo Verde

Palo Verde

Palo Verde


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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