Plant Care Black Baneberry

Black Baneberry

About Black Baneberry

Black Baneberry is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Black Baneberry likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Black Baneberry belongs to the Actaea genus, and is native to the Southeastern United States.


Actaea racemosa

Also known as

Black baneberry, Black cohosh, Black bugbane, Black snakeroot and Fairy candle

How to care for Black Baneberry


How often to water your Black Baneberry

Water needs for Black Baneberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Baneberry 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 Black Baneberry

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 Black Baneberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Baneberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Baneberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black Baneberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Black Baneberry

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

Difficulty Level

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

Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black Baneberry

Black Baneberry

Black Baneberry

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.

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