Plant Care Common plum
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Common plum

Also known as

Mirabelle plum, Greengage, Garden plum, European plum and Plum Tree

Taxonomy

Prunus domestica
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Common plum

Water

How often to water your Common plum

Water needs for Common plum
0.5 cups
every 9

Common plum 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 Common plum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Common plum in your home

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

Common plum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common plum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Common plum

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Common plum

Common plum

Common plum


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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