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Sapota Plant (Chiku)

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Water on alternate days

Always check your plants before watering, the topsoil should be dry to touch. For succulents allow the potting mix to dry completely before watering again.

Needs direct sunlight

Place your plant where it has direct access to sunlight. Direct light is when the plant receives yellow sunlight beams for at least 4 to 5 hours in a day.

Pet Friendly

The plant causes no harm to your pets on contact or ingestion, However, consuming indoor plants is not beneficial to their heath.

Needs Gardening Experience

The plant needs a knowing eye of a gardener to understand what it needs. Fairly easy to grow if you take care of their set of requirements.

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About the Product

Chiku Plant
The chicoo plant (also known as sapodilla or sapota) is native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and it has been grown in these regions for hundreds of years. It was introduced to India and other tropical countries by Spanish and Portuguese colonists, and it has become an important fruit crop in these regions.
Chiku plant care
To care for a sapota plant, follow these guidelines-

1. Plant the chiku tree in a sunny location with well-draining soil.
2. Water the tree regularly, but be careful not to over-water as this can lead to root rot.
3. Fertilise the tree with a well-balanced fertiliser that is high in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
4. Prune the tree to remove any damaged, diseased, or overcrowded branches.
5. Protect the tree from pests and diseases.
6. Mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
7. Consider protecting the tree from extreme weather conditions, such as strong winds or extreme heat.
8. The best fertiliser for a chicoo tree is one that is high in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients are essential for healthy plant growth and fruit production.
Organic fertilisers, such as compost or well-rotted manure, can also be used to improve soil structure and fertility.

A Sapota plant (also known as chiku or sapodilla) needs the following to thrive:

Sunlight:Sapota plants require plenty of sunlight to produce fruit, and they prefer a location that receives full sun for most of the day.

Water: Sapota plants require regular watering to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. They should be watered deeply and allowed to dry out slightly between watering to prevent root rot.

Soil: Sapota plants prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. They do not tolerate waterlogged soil, and they may require additional fertiliser to meet their nutritional needs. Sapota plants also prefer a slightly acidic soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
There are several different varieties of chiku plants, including Brown Sugar, Choisy, and Oxkutzcab. These varieties can be found for sale at many online retailers and local nurseries.

Grow Chiku Plant

How To grow a chiku (also known as sapodilla) plant, follow these steps:

1. Start with a fresh chiku seed from a ripe fruit.
Soak the seed in water for a few days to soften the outer layer.
2. Remove the seed from the water and gently scrub it with a soft brush to remove any remaining flesh.
3. Plant the seed in a pot filled with well-draining soil, with the pointed end facing down.
Water the soil and place the pot in a warm, sunny location.
4. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and be patient as it can take several weeks for the seed to germinate.
When the seedling is large enough, transplant it into a larger pot or into the ground.

Chiku plants prefer a warm, tropical climate and well-draining soil. They also require plenty of sunlight and regular watering to thrive. In addition to planting from seed, chiku plants can also be propagated by rooting softwood cuttings or air layering.

What’s in the Box

What’s in the Box

  • Sapota Plant with Self Watering Pot: 63-83 cm (Height with Pot) and 20-35 cm (Spread)
  • Pot Size: 7.5 inch diameter
  • Soil Media :Soil + Coco Peat + Coco Chips
  • Recyclable box


Where do sapota plants grow?

Sapota (also known as chiku or sapodilla) is a tropical fruit plant that is native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It has been introduced to many other tropical countries, including India, where it is widely grown. Sapota plants thrive in warm, humid climates and are well-suited to growing in regions with a long growing season and plenty of sunlight. They prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic, with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5. Sapota plants are sensitive to frost and do not tolerate cold temperatures, so they are typically grown in regions with a tropical or subtropical climate. In addition to being grown in the ground, sapota plants can also be grown in pots or containers, which allows them to be grown in a wider range of locations.

How long does a chiku plant take to grow?

It can take anywhere from 3 to 5 years for a chiku (also known as sapodilla or sapota) plant to begin producing fruit, although some varieties may take longer. Chiku plants have a slow growth rate and may take several years to reach maturity. It is important to provide the plant with the proper care and growing conditions to ensure that it grows and produces fruit to its full potential. This includes providing plenty of sunlight, water, and well-draining soil, as well as regular fertilisation and pruning as needed.

Do sapota/chiku plants need full sun?

Yes, sapota (also known as chiku or sapodilla) plants do need full sun to thrive and produce fruit. Sapota plants are native to tropical regions and are accustomed to receiving plenty of sunlight. They prefer a location that receives full sun for most of the day, although they may tolerate partial shade in particularly hot or humid climates. Lack of sufficient sunlight can result in poor fruit production and reduced plant growth. It is important to choose a location for your sapota plant that receives plenty of sunlight to ensure that it grows and produces fruit to its full potential.

Is sapota/chiku good for the kidney?

Sapota (also known as chiku or sapodilla) is a tropical fruit that is high in nutrients and may have some potential health benefits. However, it is not a cure for kidney disease and should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. Some potential health benefits of sapota include: High in nutrients: Sapota is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fibre. May improve digestion: Sapota is high in dietary fibre, which can help to improve digestion and prevent constipation. May lower blood pressure: Sapota is a good source of potassium, which can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. May boost immune system: Sapota is a good source of vitamin C, which can help to boost the immune system and protect against illness. It is important to remember that these potential health benefits should be considered in the context of a well-balanced diet and should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. If you have kidney disease or any other health condition, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.

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