Plant Care Manila Tamarind

Manila Tamarind

Also known as

Mandras thorn, Camachile and Pithecellobium dulce.

Taxonomy

Pithecellobium dulce
Pithecellobium
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Manila Tamarind

💦 Water

How often to water your Manila Tamarind

Water needs for Manila Tamarind
0.5 cups
every 9

Manila Tamarind 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 Manila Tamarind

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Manila Tamarind in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Manila Tamarind: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Manila Tamarind 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 Manila Tamarind in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Manila Tamarind

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Manila Tamarind 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.

Manila Tamarind Water Frequency →

Manila Tamarind Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Manila Tamarind may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Manila Tamarind Light Requirements →

Manila Tamarind 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.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Manila Tamarind 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 Manila Tamarind

Manila Tamarind

Manila Tamarind


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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