Plant Care Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon

Also known as

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


Acacia melanoxylon

How to care for Acacia Melanoxylon


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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Care Summary for Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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