Plant Care Chinese Thorn-Apple

Chinese Thorn-Apple

Also known as

oak-leaf datura


Datura quercifolia

How to care for Chinese Thorn-Apple


How often to water your Chinese Thorn-Apple

Water needs for Chinese Thorn-Apple
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese 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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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 Chinese Thorn-Apple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Thorn-Apple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese 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.

Chinese Thorn-Apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Chinese Thorn-Apple

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese 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 Chinese Thorn-Apple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Chinese Thorn-Apple

Chinese 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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