Plant Care Pomegranate


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About Pomegranate

Liquidambar styraciflua, or Sweetgum, is a valuable tree found in wet river bottoms, in swamps that frequently flood, and on drier uplands. It is often the bane of some homeowners' existence because of its troublesome fruit. It's a deciduous tree that may grow 80 to 120 feet tall with a diameter of 4 feet or more. It has a shallow root system and should be planted in spring.


Punica granatum

Also known as

Dwarf Red Pomegranate

How to care for Pomegranate


How often to water your Pomegranate

Water needs for Pomegranate
0.5 cups
every 9

Pomegranate 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 Pomegranate

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 Pomegranate in your home

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

Pomegranate love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pomegranate does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Pomegranate

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

Difficulty Level

Pomegranate is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Pomegranate



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.

What other plant parents say

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Pomegranate has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Pomegranate has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Received Pom as a house warming gift. As our first child we were unaware of how to prune. I suggest watching YouTube videos because it’s not complicated but it can be a bit complex.

Bugs are attracted to this tree. Make sure to buy fertilizer in order to produce fruit. Rich organic soil. Prepare to buy large container if not able to plant into ground. Does get pretty tall and wide.

I would buy a bug netting to protect it. Needs plenty of water and sun. Make sure to add mulch. Helps keep roots protected. Especially here in Florida .

Good luck!!

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