Plant Care Fried Egg Plant

Fried Egg Plant

About Fried Egg Plant

Fried Egg Plant has large white flowers with lemony yellow centers. It is a large shrub or small evergreen tree in the tea family. It needs very little maintenance other than a light pruning in spring after flowering to maintain shape.


Polyspora axillaris

How to care for Fried Egg Plant


How often to water your Fried Egg Plant

Water needs for Fried Egg Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Fried Egg Plant 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

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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 Fried Egg Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fried Egg Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fried Egg Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fried Egg Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Fried Egg Plant

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

Difficulty Level

Fried Egg Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fried Egg Plant

Fried Egg Plant

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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