Plant Care Chinese Photinia

Chinese Photinia

About Chinese Photinia

Chinese Photinia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and

Chinese Photinia belongs to the Stranvaesia genus, and is native to China, Vietnam, and Malyasia.


Stranvaesia davidiana

Also known as

Stranvaesia davidiana and Chinese photinia

How to care for Chinese Photinia


How often to water your Chinese Photinia

Water needs for Chinese Photinia
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Photinia 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Chinese Photinia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Photinia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese Photinia 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 Chinese Photinia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chinese Photinia

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

Difficulty Level

Chinese Photinia is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Photinia

Chinese Photinia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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