Plant Care Apricot

Apricot

Also known as

Armenian plum, Ansu apricot, Siberian apricot and Tibetan apricot

Taxonomy

Prunus armeniaca
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Apricot

💦 Water

How often to water your Apricot

Water needs for Apricot
0.5 cups
every 9

Apricot 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 Apricot

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Apricot in your home

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

Apricot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Apricot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Apricot

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Apricot can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Apricot →

Common Apricot Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Apricot 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.

Apricot Water Frequency →

Apricot Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Apricot 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 🏡.

Apricot Light Requirements →

Apricot Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Apricot is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Apricot is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🪴 Soil

Apricot is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Apricot →

When and How to Successfully Repot Apricot →


💩 Fertilizer

Apricot grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Apricot can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Apricot 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 Apricot

Apricot

Apricot


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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