Plant Care allspice

allspice

About allspice

allspice is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

allspice belongs to the Pimenta genus, and is native to Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Taxonomy

Pimenta dioica
Pimenta
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

Also known as

allspice, Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper and pimenta

How to care for allspice

💦 Water

How often to water your allspice

Water needs for allspice
0.5 cups
every 9

allspice 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 allspice

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for allspice in your home

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

allspice love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

allspice does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of allspice in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize allspice

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

allspice is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing allspice →

Common allspice Problems →


💦 Water Needs

allspice prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

allspice Water Frequency →

allspice Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

allspice requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

allspice Light Requirements →

allspice Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

allspice will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune allspice →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
allspice can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

allspice Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for allspice

allspice

allspice


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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