Plant Care Quenette

Quenette

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Quenette has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Quenette has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Quenepa, Quenepa, Quenepa, Meliococcus bijugatus, genip, guinep, ginepa, kenèp, quenette, chenet, talpa jocote, mamón, limoncillo, canepa, skinip, kinnip, huaya, mamoncillo and Spanish Lime

Taxonomy

Melicoccus bijugatus
Melicoccus
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Quenette

💦 Water

How often to water your Quenette

Water needs for Quenette
0.5 cups
every 9

Quenette 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 Quenette

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Quenepa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Quenette: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Quenette may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Quenette

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Quenette prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Quenepa Water Frequency →

Quenepa Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Quenette may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Quenepa Light Requirements →

Quenepa Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Quenepa Toxicity to Cats →

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🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Quenette can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Quenepa Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Quenette

Quenette

Quenette


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Quenette has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Quenette has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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10/08/2021

If you’re going to grow mamoncillos from seed, be patient for they’re slow to start, but will shoot up in their growth rate after a year. It’s also a hardy plant, so they’re not fragile or easy to get sick. Great for beginners.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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