Plant Care Asian pear

Asian pear

About Asian pear

Asian pear is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.

Asian pear likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Asian pear belongs to the Pyrus genus, and is native to South China to Southeast Asia and Korea.


Pyrus pyrifolia

Also known as

Asian pear, Japanese pear, Chinese pear, Korean pear, Taiwanese pear, apple pear, zodiac pear, papple, sand pear and nashi pear

How to care for Asian pear


How often to water your Asian pear

Water needs for Asian pear
0.5 cups
every 9

Asian pear 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 Asian pear

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 Asian pear in your home

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

Asian pear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Asian pear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Asian pear

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Asian pear

Asian pear

Asian pear

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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