How to Plant the Jackfruit - Tips and Tricks

How to Plant the Jackfruit - Tips and Tricks

Select soil and location

If your jackfruit tree feels good, it can grow up to four meters high. For this, however, he needs a permeable and humus-rich soil, which is always slightly moist, but does not tend to waterlogging.

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In addition, the jackfruit prefers a location in full sun or light partial shade. Plant the jackfruit in a large container, and in summer it can be placed on your balcony or terrace.

Water and fertilize the jackfruit

The jackfruit is quite thirsty and should therefore be watered often. But don't water too much at once, as waterlogging can quickly lead to root rot. High humidity is very beneficial for jackfruit.

This plant also needs fertilizer regularly in summer, but in small doses. Add a little liquid fertilizer to the irrigation water about every one to two weeks. Rainwater is ideal, alternatively you can use tap water with little lime.

Growing from seeds

A jackfruit tree is quite easy to grow from seeds. You can get this from specialist shops or from a ripe jackfruit. Thoroughly clean the seed before placing it in the soil.

The jackfruit in winter

Jackfruit shows ideal growth when it is in the same place all year round. For this, however, you need a heated greenhouse, a winter garden or a large, bright room with a minimum temperature of 15 ┬░ C all year round. In summer it can be warmer. In winter, the jackfruit is not fertilized and watered only moderately.

The essentials in brief:

  • well suited as a container or houseplant
  • can be up to 4 m high
  • not hardy
  • may stand outside in summer
  • Location: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained and rich in humus
  • water regularly
  • fertilize every 7 to 14 days in summer
  • overwinter rather warm, do not fertilize and water moderately
  • can be easily grown from seeds


As a tropical plant, jackfruit grows well in a greenhouse or conservatory, but will hardly produce any fruit.

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