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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

31% Very Low

Growing Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 3rd, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 41.6% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 41.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.6 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Black Monkey Thorn Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours o…

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

January 30th, 2023

The growing potential in Philadelphia is 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 …

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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