Plant Care American Pokeweed

American Pokeweed

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American Pokeweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
American Pokeweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

American nightshade, American nightshade, Pokeweed, American pokeweed, Poke sallet and Poke salad


Phytolacca americana

How to care for American Pokeweed


How often to water your American Pokeweed

Water needs for American Pokeweed
0.5 cups
every 9

American Pokeweed 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 Pokeweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American nightshade in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Pokeweed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

American Pokeweed may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize American Pokeweed

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

Care Summary for American Pokeweed

American Pokeweed

American Pokeweed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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

American Pokeweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
American Pokeweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
American Pokeweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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This girl just lives in my backyard. What I thought was just weeds seems like a cool dude! She’s independent and takes care of herself!

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