Plant Care African myrrh

African myrrh

Taxonomy

Commiphora africana
Commiphora
Burseraceae
Sapindales

How to care for African myrrh

Water

How often to water your African myrrh

Water needs for African myrrh
0.5 cups
every 9

African myrrh needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.

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 African myrrh

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for African myrrh in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

36% Very Low

Growing African myrrh in Denver right now

Light needs for plant African myrrh in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant African myrrh in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 33.2% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Denver is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to increase by 33.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant African myrrh in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Denver is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for African myrrh in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African myrrh: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

African myrrh may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize African myrrh

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

When to repot African myrrh

Nutrient needs for plant African myrrh in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in Denver is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Care Summary for African myrrh

African myrrh

African myrrh


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Denver, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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