Plant Care Persian Lilac

Persian Lilac

About Persian Lilac

Chinaberry is an invasive tree in the southeast. Chinaberry was brought to the U.S. in the late 1700s by a French botanist. It has been used over the years as an ornamental plant, shade tree, and fuelwood.

Taxonomy

Melia azedarach
Melia
Meliaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Chinaberry, Chinaberry, Chinaberry tree, Pride of india, Bead-tree, Cape lilac, Syringa berrytree, Persian lilac, Indian lilac, White cedar and The woody seed within the fruit is highly poisonous to humans (6-8 seeds could kill a small child or animal) but not birds."

How to care for Persian Lilac

Water

How often to water your Persian Lilac

Water needs for Persian Lilac
0.5 cups
every 9

Persian Lilac needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Persian Lilac

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 Persian Lilac in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Growing Persian Lilac in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Persian Lilac in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Persian Lilac in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Charlotte is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to decrease by 24.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Persian Lilac in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Chinaberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Persian Lilac: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Persian Lilac 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 Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Persian Lilac does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Persian Lilac

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

When to repot Persian Lilac

Nutrient needs for plant Persian Lilac in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Charlotte 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 rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Persian Lilac can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Persian Lilac

Persian Lilac

Persian Lilac


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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