Plant Care Brazilian Peppertree

Brazilian Peppertree

Also known as

Brazilian pepper-tree, Brazilian peppertree, Aroeira, Rose pepper, Broadleaved pepper tree, Wilelaiki, Christmasberry tree, Florida holly and Schinus terebinthifolius


Schinus terebinthifolia

How to care for Brazilian Peppertree


How often to water your Brazilian Peppertree

Water needs for Brazilian Peppertree
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian Peppertree 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 Brazilian Peppertree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Brazilian Peppertree in your home

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

Brazilian Peppertree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Brazilian Peppertree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Brazilian Peppertree

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

Difficulty Level

Brazilian Peppertree 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!

Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Brazilian Peppertree

Brazilian Peppertree

Brazilian Peppertree

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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