Plant Care Samauma


Also known as

Kapok Tree, Kapok Tree, Java kapok, Kapok, Java cotton, Silk-cotton and Ceiba


Ceiba pentandra

How to care for Samauma


How often to water your Samauma

Water needs for Samauma
0.5 cups
every 9

Samauma needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Samauma

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Samauma in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

31% Very Low

Growing Samauma in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Samauma in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 27th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Samauma in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 31.1% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 31.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Samauma in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 24th, 2023

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Kapok Tree in your home

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

Samauma love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Samauma does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Samauma

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

When to repot Samauma

Nutrient needs for plant Samauma in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 27th, 2023

The growing potential in Baltimore is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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Difficulty Level

Samauma is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Samauma



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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