Plant Care Carolina Nightshade

Carolina Nightshade

Also known as

Carolina Horsenettle, Carolina Horsenettle, Florida horsenettle, Carolina nightshade, Radical weed, sand brier or briar, bull nettle, tread-softly, solanum mammosum ("apple of sodom"), devil's tomato and Wild tomato.


Solanum carolinense

How to care for Carolina Nightshade


How often to water your Carolina Nightshade

Water needs for Carolina Nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina 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 Carolina Nightshade

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 Carolina Horsenettle in your home

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

Carolina Nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carolina Nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Carolina Nightshade

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

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Care Summary for Carolina Nightshade

Carolina Nightshade

Carolina Nightshade

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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