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 Houston, Texas.

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 Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

58% Medium

Growing Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 19.7% ☀️

December 1st, 2022

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 19.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Black Monkey Thorn Tree does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.

FAQs
Water Needs
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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 Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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