Cocoplum Redtip (Chrysobalanus Icaco)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Cocoplum Redtip (Chrysobalanus Icaco L)
Mature Height 15-20 feet
Mature Width 6-8 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

With its graceful shape and vibrant new growth, Cocoplum Redtip makes a beautiful flowering accent tree in tropical climates. Its versatility also makes it ideal for containers.

How to Grow

Grow Cocoplum Redtip in full sun for best flowering and fruiting. Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Prune selectively in late winter to encourage flowering and maintain shape. Fertilize 3 times per year.

Care Tips

Water 1-2 times per week, allowing the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Mist leaves occasionally. Bring containers indoors if temps dip below 40°F.


Cocoplum Redtip makes a lovely flowering specimen tree for tropical gardens or patios. It's compact size also suits it well for use in containers and urban gardens.

Planting Tips

Space trees 10-15 feet apart in well-draining soil. Dig a hole 2-3 times wider than the root ball. Set the plant level and backfill with soil. Water thoroughly after planting.


Prune selectively after flowering to shape and invigorate growth. Fertilize in early spring, summer, and fall. Repot container plants every 2-3 years in early spring.

Pests & Diseases

Watch for scales, whiteflies, and aphids. Improve air circulation. Control pests with horticultural oil or insecticidal soap sprays. Prevent fungal issues by avoiding wet foliage.



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