Plant Care Chinese Soapberry

Chinese Soapberry

Also known as

North Indian soapnut, reetha and washing-nuts


Sapindus mukorossi

How to care for Chinese Soapberry


How often to water your Chinese Soapberry

Water needs for Chinese Soapberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Soapberry 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Chinese Soapberry in your home

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

Chinese Soapberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Soapberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Soapberry

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Chinese Soapberry

Chinese Soapberry

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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