Plant Care Black Hickory

Black Hickory

About Black Hickory

Black Hickory 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.

Black Hickory likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Carya texana
Carya
Juglandaceae
Fagales

How to care for Black Hickory

💦 Water

How often to water your Black Hickory

Water needs for Black Hickory
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Hickory 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 Hickory

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Black Hickory in your home

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

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

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

Black Hickory does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Hickory

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Black Hickory 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.

Black Hickory Water Frequency →

Black Hickory Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Black Hickory 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 🏡.

Black Hickory Light Requirements →

Black Hickory Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Black Hickory is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

When and How to Successfully Repot Black Hickory →


💩 Fertilizer

Black Hickory grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Black Hickory →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Black Hickory 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 Black Hickory →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Black Hickory can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Black Hickory Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Black Hickory

Black Hickory

Black Hickory


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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