Plant Care Brush Cherry

Brush Cherry

About Brush Cherry

Brush Cherry is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Brush Cherry likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Syzygium australe
Syzygium
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

Also known as

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

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 located in Arcadia, California.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Brush Cherry in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Arcadia, California ⛅.

Brush Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

FAQs
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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 your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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