Plant Care Large thorn apple

Large thorn apple

About Large thorn apple

Large thorn apple 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.

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


Datura ferox

Also known as

Large thorn apple, Fierce thorn-apple, Fierce thornapple, Long spined thorn apple and Angel's-trumpets

How to care for Large thorn apple


How often to water your Large thorn apple

Water needs for Large thorn apple
0.5 cups
every 9

Large thorn apple 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

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Finding light for Large thorn apple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Large thorn apple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Large thorn apple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Large thorn apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Large thorn apple

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Large thorn apple

Large thorn apple

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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