Plant Care Prunus X Cistena

Prunus X Cistena

Also known as

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, Red leaf Sand cherry and Cistena Plum


Prunus x cistena

How to care for Prunus X Cistena


How often to water your Prunus X Cistena

Water needs for Prunus X Cistena
0.5 cups
every 9

Prunus X Cistena 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 X Cistena

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry in your home

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

Prunus X Cistena love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Prunus X Cistena does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Prunus X Cistena

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

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Care Summary for Prunus X Cistena

Prunus X Cistena

Prunus X Cistena

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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