Plant Care five-horn smotherweed

five-horn smotherweed

About five-horn smotherweed

five-horn smotherweed is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

five-horn smotherweed likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Bassia hyssopifolia

Also known as

five-horn smotherweed, five-hook bassia and thorn orache

How to care for five-horn smotherweed


How often to water your five-horn smotherweed

Water needs for five-horn smotherweed
0.5 cups
every 9

five-horn smotherweed 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

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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 five-horn smotherweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant five-horn smotherweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

five-horn smotherweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

five-horn smotherweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of five-horn smotherweed in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize five-horn smotherweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for five-horn smotherweed: 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 five-horn smotherweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for five-horn smotherweed

five-horn smotherweed

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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