Plant Care Acanthus Mollis

Acanthus Mollis

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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


Acanthus mollis

How to care for Acanthus Mollis


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

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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 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 🚫.

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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.

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:


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.

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
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globe Palo Alto, CA

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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