Plant Care American Black Nightshade

American Black Nightshade

Taxonomy

Solanum americanum
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for American Black Nightshade

💦 Water

How often to water your American Black Nightshade

Water needs for American Black Nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

American Black Nightshade 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 American Black Nightshade

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for American Black Nightshade in your home

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

American Black Nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Black Nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of American Black Nightshade in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Black Nightshade

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

American Black Nightshade prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

American Black Nightshade requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

American Black Nightshade is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. American Black Nightshade is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

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💨 Humidity

American Black Nightshade doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

American Black Nightshade does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot American Black Nightshade →


💩 Fertilizer

American Black Nightshade is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

American Black Nightshade is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

American Black Nightshade will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune American Black Nightshade →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for American Black Nightshade

American Black Nightshade

American Black Nightshade


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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