Plant Care Brush Cherry
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Brush Cherry

Also known as

Scrub Cherry, Creek Lilly-pilly, Watergum and baby boomer

Taxonomy

Syzygium australe
Syzygium
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Brush Cherry

Water

How often to water your Brush Cherry

Water needs for Brush Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Brush Cherry 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 Brush Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Brush Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brush Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brush Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Brush Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Brush Cherry

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

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Care Summary for Brush Cherry

Brush Cherry

Brush Cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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