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 located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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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Plant care guide for Acacia Melanoxylon in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Light needs for plant Acacia Melanoxylon in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Acacia Melanoxylon in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 40.3% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Colorado Springs is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to increase by 40.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules …

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Light needs for plant Acacia Melanoxylon in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 8th, 2023

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hou…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

Acacia Melanoxylon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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 your location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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