Plant Care Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon

Also known as

Blackwood, Blackwood, Australian blackwood, Hickory, Mudgerabah, Tasmanian blackwood and Blackwood acacia

Taxonomy

Acacia melanoxylon
Acacia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Acacia Melanoxylon

💦 Water

How often to water your Acacia Melanoxylon

Water needs for Acacia Melanoxylon
0.5 cups
every 9

Acacia Melanoxylon needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Acacia Melanoxylon

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blackwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Acacia Melanoxylon: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Acacia Melanoxylon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Acacia Melanoxylon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Acacia Melanoxylon in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Acacia Melanoxylon

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Acacia Melanoxylon: 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 Acacia Melanoxylon after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Acacia Melanoxylon prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Blackwood Water Frequency →

Blackwood Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Acacia Melanoxylon requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blackwood Light Requirements →

Blackwood Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Acacia Melanoxylon can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blackwood Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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