Plant Care Acanthus Mollis
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Acanthus Mollis

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Acanthus Mollis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Acanthus Mollis has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Bear's breeches, Bear's breeches, Sea dock, Bearsfoot and Oyster plant

Taxonomy

Acanthus mollis
Acanthus
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Acanthus Mollis

Water

How often to water your Acanthus Mollis

Water needs for Acanthus Mollis
0.5 cups
every 9

Acanthus Mollis 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 Acanthus Mollis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

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Finding light for Bear's breeches in your home

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

Acanthus Mollis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Acanthus Mollis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Acanthus Mollis

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Acanthus Mollis is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Acanthus Mollis

Acanthus Mollis

Acanthus Mollis


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.

What other plant parents say

Acanthus Mollis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Acanthus Mollis has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Acanthus Mollis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Oz mon avatar
@Oz mon
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 295 XP
globe Palo Alto, California
05/27/2021

They just pop anywhere shady in the garden. Can’t stop them

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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