Plant Care Malabar Plum
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Malabar Plum

Also known as

Java Plum, Black Plum, Jamun, Jambolan and Indian Plum

Taxonomy

Syzygium cumini
Syzygium
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Malabar Plum

Water

How often to water your Malabar Plum

Water needs for Malabar Plum
0.5 cups
every 9

Malabar Plum 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 Malabar Plum

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.

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Finding light for Malabar Plum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Malabar Plum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Malabar Plum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Malabar Plum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Malabar Plum

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

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Care Summary for Malabar Plum

Malabar Plum

Malabar Plum


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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