Plant Care Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica

About Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Prunus domestica likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Prunus insititia

Also known as

Prunus domestica, plum tree and European plum

How to care for Prunus domestica


How often to water your Prunus domestica

Water needs for Prunus domestica
0.5 cups
every 9

Prunus domestica 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 Prunus domestica

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 Prunus domestica in your home

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

Prunus domestica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Prunus domestica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Prunus domestica

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica

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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