Plant Care Kangaroo apple

Kangaroo apple

Also known as

Poroporo, Kangaroo apple, pam plum and New zealand nightshade


Solanum aviculare

How to care for Kangaroo apple


How often to water your Kangaroo apple

Water needs for Kangaroo apple
0.5 cups
every 9

Kangaroo apple needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Kangaroo apple in your home

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

Kangaroo apple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Kangaroo apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Kangaroo apple

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Kangaroo apple

Kangaroo apple

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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