Plant Care Watergum
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Watergum

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Syzygium australe
Syzygium
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Watergum

Water

How often to water your Watergum

Water needs for Watergum
0.5 cups
every 9

Watergum 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 Watergum

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 Watergum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Watergum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Watergum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Watergum

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

FAQs
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Soil
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Care Summary for Watergum

Watergum

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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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