Plant Care Malabar Plum

Malabar Plum

About Malabar Plum

Malabar Plum 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.

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


Syzygium cumini

Also known as

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

How to care for Malabar Plum


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Malabar Plum

Malabar Plum

Malabar Plum

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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