How to Grow Jabuticaba Bonsai – Brazilian Grape Tree
Species: Plinia cauliflora
Difficulty to Grow:
Beginner (Easy low maintenance)
Grower Level Notes:
Very easy plant and bonsai to grow.
Fruit: The jaboticaba fruit matures in slightly less than 30 days. Fruit should be picked after they turn dark purple or black for highest sugar content. They taste like nothing else but have the texture of a grape. I prefer to eat the delicious white goey inside and spit out the seed and skin. Usually I'm annoyed with having to spit of skin or seed but the flavor is more than worth it. Bonsai: As a bonsai repot your tree every 2 years and keep up with your watering. They make beautiful bonsai due to their barks look and it's nature stratification in growth.
Height:Over 72 Inches
Height Notes: Can grow as a shrub or tree reaching 10 to 45 feet.
Indoors: sun window
When to water:
Keep soil moderately moist (Not wet) This is a plant that requires mosit conditions.
Jabuticaba like moist but well drained soil.
Grow Media Types:
soil (worm casting based)
soil (peat moss based)
Planting Media Notes:
Make a compost dark soil humus mix. Like something you would see under a heavy pile of leaves.
Hydro Grow Systems:
Yes this plant grows in aquaponics and hydroponics systems.
USDA Planting Zones:Zone
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High (F): 100
Low (F): 32
Helpful Horticultural Equipment:
- Clean pruners
Plinia cauliflora Growing Tips
Tip #1. Grow immature jabuticaba in part shade and move into full sun after it matures
Tip #2. Keep the tree well hydrated ad keep picking ripe fruit to have long harvesting times.
Tip #3. Keep branches spaced out by pruning to reduce damage from picking fruits.
Plinia cauliflora Frequent Asked Questions
How do you propagate jaboticaba?
Propagation is from seed, root cutting, grafting and air layering.
How to grow from seed?
Seeds germinate in about 30 days in 75 degrees F.