Plant Care 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.


Pimenta dioica

Also known as

allspice, Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper and pimenta

How to care for allspice


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 located in Sacramento, California.

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

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.

Plant care guide for allspice in Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

allspice does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for allspice



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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