Plant Care Marula



Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra

How to care for Marula

💦 Water

How often to water your Marula

Water needs for Marula
0.5 cups
every 9

Marula 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 Marula

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Marula in your home

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

Marula 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 Marula in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Marula

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

Care Summary for Marula



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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