Plant Care Jabuticabeira


About Jabuticabeira

The Jabuticaba is a tropical shrub to tree native to Brazil and Bolivia. It is most recognizable by the large, spherical, dark purple fruits that grow directly from its trunk. These fruits are often found in Brazilian markets and are delicious raw or cooked. This plant grows best in full sun to part shade and rich, moist, well-drained soil. It can be grown as a container plant or as bonsai.


Plinia cauliflora

Also known as


How to care for Jabuticabeira


How often to water your Jabuticabeira

Water needs for Jabuticabeira
0.5 cups
every 9

Jabuticabeira 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 Jabuticabeira

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Jabuticabeira in your home

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

Jabuticabeira love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jabuticabeira does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Jabuticabeira

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

Difficulty Level

Jabuticabeira 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 Jabuticabeira



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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