Plant Care Blackwood

Blackwood

About Blackwood

Blackwood is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Blackwood belongs to the acacia genus, and is native to Australia.

Taxonomy

Acacia melanoxylon
Acacia
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

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

How to care for Blackwood

Water

How often to water your Blackwood

Water needs for Blackwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Blackwood 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 Blackwood

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.

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Finding light for Blackwood in your home

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

Blackwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blackwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blackwood

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

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Care Summary for Blackwood

Blackwood

Blackwood


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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