Plant Care Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

About Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade is a perennial in the Onagraceae (evening primrose) family. It is found in woodland settings in dappled sunlight or medium shade. It grows in rich moist to medium-dry soils and spreads by rhizomes and seeds. The small white flowers bloom in the summer.

Taxonomy

Circaea lutetiana
Circaea
Onagraceae
Myrtales

Also known as

enchanter's-nightshade, Common Enchanter's Nightshade and Enchanter's Nightshade

How to care for Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

💦 Water

How often to water your Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

Water needs for Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Broadleaf Enchanter's 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 Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Broadleaf Enchanter's 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

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade Light Requirements →

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade 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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Broadleaf Enchanter's 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 Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade

Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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