Plant Care Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Also known as

Big-leaf mahogany, mahogany, Honduran mahogany and West Indian mahogany


Swietenia macrophylla

How to care for Big-Leaf Mahogany


How often to water your Big-Leaf Mahogany

Water needs for Big-Leaf Mahogany
0.5 cups
every 9

Big-Leaf Mahogany needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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

Plant care guide for Big-Leaf Mahogany in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

58% Medium

Finding light for Big-Leaf Mahogany in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Big-Leaf Mahogany: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Big-Leaf Mahogany love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Big-Leaf Mahogany does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Austin, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Big-Leaf Mahogany

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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