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 Seattle, Washington.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Acacia Melanoxylon in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

23% Very Low

Growing Acacia Melanoxylon in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Acacia Melanoxylon in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very 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 Acacia Melanoxylon in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 56.2% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 56.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Acacia Melanoxylon in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 16.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayl…

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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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

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

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