Plant Care River Tamarind

River Tamarind

Also known as

Coffee Bush, Coffee Bush, River tamarind, Subabul, White leadtree, Jumbay and White popinac


Leucaena leucocephala

How to care for River Tamarind


How often to water your River Tamarind

Water needs for River Tamarind
0.5 cups
every 9

River Tamarind needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Westerville, Ohio.

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 River Tamarind

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.

Plant care guide for River Tamarind in Westerville, Ohio

Westerville, Ohio

28% Very Low

Growing River Tamarind in Westerville right now

Light needs for plant River Tamarind in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant River Tamarind in Westerville, Ohio

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Westerville is getting an average of 5.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of…

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.


How to fertilize River Tamarind

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

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Care Summary for River Tamarind

River Tamarind

River Tamarind

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Westerville, Ohio, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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