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 Tampa, Florida.

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 Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

60% Medium

Growing Persian Lilac in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Persian Lilac in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Persian Lilac in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.5% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 19.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Persian Lilac in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Persian Lilac does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.

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 Tampa, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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