Plant Care Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus

Taxonomy

Acanthus spinosus
Acanthus
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Acanthus spinosus

Water

How often to water your Acanthus spinosus

Water needs for Acanthus spinosus
0.5 cups
every 9

Acanthus spinosus 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for None in your home

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

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

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

Acanthus spinosus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Acanthus spinosus

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Acanthus spinosus is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus


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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