Plant Care Bushveld Cherry

Bushveld Cherry

Also known as

Jacket-plum and Wild Plum

Taxonomy

Pappea capensis
Pappea
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Bushveld Cherry

💦 Water

How often to water your Bushveld Cherry

Water needs for Bushveld Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Bushveld Cherry 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

Finding light for Bushveld Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bushveld Cherry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bushveld Cherry 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 Bushveld Cherry in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bushveld Cherry

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

Care Summary for Bushveld Cherry

Bushveld Cherry


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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