Plant Care Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Also known as

Senegalia burkei

Taxonomy

Senegalia burkei
Senegalia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Water

How often to water your Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Water needs for Black Monkey Thorn Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Monkey Thorn Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boise, Idaho.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

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Growing Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Boise right now

Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Boise, Idaho

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boise is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Boise, Idaho

Sunlight will decrease by 35.7% ☀️

November 25th, 2022

Boise is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boise is expected to decrease by 35.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Finding light for Black Monkey Thorn Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Monkey Thorn Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boise, Idaho ⛅.

Black Monkey Thorn Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Monkey Thorn Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Monkey Thorn Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Nutrient needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Boise, Idaho

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2022

The growing potential in Boise is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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Care Summary for Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Black Monkey Thorn Tree

Black Monkey Thorn Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boise, Idaho, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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