Plant Care flowering plum

flowering plum

About flowering plum

flowering plum is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

flowering plum belongs to the prunus genus, and is native to China.


Prunus triloba

Also known as

flowering plum and flowering almond

How to care for flowering plum


How often to water your flowering plum

Water needs for flowering plum
0.5 cups
every 9

flowering 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 flowering plum

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 flowering plum in your home

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

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

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

flowering plum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize flowering plum

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

Difficulty Level

flowering plum is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for flowering plum

flowering plum

flowering plum

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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