Plant Care Pemphis acidula

Pemphis acidula

Also known as

Lythrum pemphis, Macclellandia griffithiana, Mangium porcellanicum, Melanium fruticosum, Melanium rupestre, Millania rupestris, Pemphis acidula angustifolia, Pemphis acidula crassifolia, Pemphis acidula ovata, Pemphis angustifolia and Pemphis setosa

Taxonomy

Pemphis acidula
Pemphis
Lythraceae
Myrtales

How to care for Pemphis acidula

Water

How often to water your Pemphis acidula

Water needs for Pemphis acidula
0.5 cups
every 9

Pemphis acidula 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 Pemphis acidula

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pemphis acidula: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pemphis acidula 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 Pemphis acidula

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

Care Summary for Pemphis acidula

Pemphis acidula

Pemphis acidula


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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