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🌻 Plant Care Guide For Alligator Apple

Alligator Apple

🪴   Intermediate

Botanical Name: Annona australis

Alligator Apple

Botanical Name: Annona australis

High Water

Medium Light

Toxic

🪴   Intermediate
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📚 Alligator Apple Care Guide

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💧️ Water - High Water
High Water Needs
Alligator Apple can tolerate and grow in low light and shady areas which means it prefers about 2 hours of diffused natural light. Remember, low light does not mean NO light! All plants need light to survive, some more than others.
When plants like Alligator Apple grow in low light or shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!
If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Alligator Apple in a shady area.Alligator Apple is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.
If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Alligator Apple. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Alligator Apple.
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☀️ Light - Medium Light
Moderate Light | Partial Shade

Alligator Apple can tolerate and grow in moderate light and partially shady areas which means it prefers about 2-4 hours of diffused natural light. Moderate and partial shade plants can tolerate some bright, direct sun, but it's best to give them respite and plant in primarily shady areas of your space.

When plants like Alligator Apple grow in moderate light or partially shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Alligator Apple in a primarily partially shady area that may receive some morning sun (East side).Alligator Apple is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.

If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you'll want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Alligator Apple. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Alligator Apple.
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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Toxic
Toxic To Pets

Alligator Apple is toxic to your pet friends. Becareful and keep out of reach of dogs, cats, and other pets.
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🌳 Mature Size
Up to 20 to 30 Feet Tall.

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🧪 Soil pH Needs
Alkaline (Soil pH of 8-8.5)

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🦋 Alligator Apple Plant Uses and Characteristics
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🌺 When does Alligator Apple bloom?
Blooms in mid Spring.Blooms from late Spring from early Summer.
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🌱 Propagation Methods
From Hawrdwood Stem Cuttings | From Hardwood Cuttings | Grow From Seed | By Grafting |
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🚫 Dangers
Seeds of this plant are toxic.
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❤️‍🔥 Grows well in...
Reported by Neverland plant community to grow well in:
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🌎 Hardiness Zone
Hardiness zones (or Grow Zones) are areas where Alligator Apple is able to grow outdoors year round.
If you are located outside of the specified grow zones, you will need to bring your plant indoors during cooler months if you are growing outside. We recommend growing in a container or indoors.


Zone 10A
30 to 35 F
Zone 10B
35 to 40 F
Zone 11
40 to 50 F
Zone 10A
Zone 10 offers warm temperatures making this zone great for flowers, succulents, and heat-tolerant plants. You may have to be careful with cold-hardy plants and more tender plants like herbs.Most regions in this Zone have humid conditions throughout the year making it a welcoming habitat for many tropical plants.
First Frost:
Early to mid-December is the typical time-frame, but can go as late as late December.

Last Frost:
Late January is the typical time-frame, but at times it can go up to as laste as first week of February.
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