Plant Care Black Titi

Black Titi

About Black Titi

Swamp Cyrilla, or Titi, is an evergreen, semi-evergreen or tardily deciduous tree that is native to SE North America. Showy white clusters of summer flowers and orange-red fall color make it a nice ornamental tree for the home landscape.


Cyrilla racemiflora

Also known as

he-huckleberry, ironwood, leatherwood, myrtle, red titi, swamp cyrilla, swamp titi, titi and white titi

How to care for Black Titi


How often to water your Black Titi

Water needs for Black Titi
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Titi 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Black Titi in your home

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

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

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

Black Titi does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Black Titi

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

Difficulty Level

Black Titi is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black Titi

Black Titi

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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