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How to Grow Pomegranate Trees in Containers

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Overview

Pomegranate trees develop bright red flowers and fruit through their growing season. Pomegranate trees can be grown in containers indoors. They are relatively easy to grow and to take care of once germination begins. The fruit pomegranate trees produce are a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium. Typically, it takes at least three years for a pomegranate tree to begin developing fruit. However, your container-grown pomegranate tree will make a beautiful houseplant as well.

Step 1

Remove seeds from a pomegranate fruit, or buy them through a seed distributor. If you're using seeds from a fruit, wash them well and set them in a sunny location to dry.

Step 2

Fill a 10-inch well-drained pot with equal parts general purpose potting soil, perlite and peat. Lightly dust the top of the soil with lime.

Step 3

Press your seed 1/2-inch deep into the soil in the center of your pot. Water immediately to moisten the soil.

Step 4

Cover your pot with a plastic bag. Water the plant daily to keep the soil moist. Set your pot in an area where it will get indirect sunlight.

Step 5

Remove the plastic bag when the plant begins to germinate after 6 weeks. Reduce watering to 2 times a week. Fertilize the soil with a water-soluble fertilizer every 2 weeks.

Step 6

Spray a mist of warm water over the leaves of your pomegranate tree during the summer months. This will help your pomegranate tree to grow more bushy.

Things You'll Need

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 10-inch pot
  • General purpose potting soil
  • Perlite
  • Peat
  • Lime
  • Plastic bag
  • Water soluble fertilizer
  • Spray bottle

References

  • Pomegranate Fruit Facts
  • Dwarf Pomegranates
Keywords: pomegranate, bonsai, tree

About this Author

Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Robin Coe has reported on a variety of subjects for more than 15 years. Coe has worked on environmental health and safety issues in communities across Ohio and Michigan. Coe holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a double-major in international politics from Bowling Green State University. She has also received training and experience as a nurse aide.