Plant Care Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Also known as

Red leaf Sand cherry and Cistena Plum

Taxonomy

Prunus x cistena
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Water

How often to water your Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Water needs for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry 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 Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Purple Leaf Sand Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Leaf Sand Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple Leaf Sand Cherry in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

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

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Care Summary for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry


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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