Plant Care Black Knight

Black Knight

About Black Knight

Black Knight is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Black Knight likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Echeveria affinis 'Black Knight'
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Black Knight

Water

How often to water your Black Knight

Water needs for Black Knight
0.5 cups
every 12

Black Knight needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, Arizona.

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 Black Knight

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Black Knight in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

61% Medium

Growing Black Knight in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Black Knight in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson 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 Black Knight in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.6% ☀️

November 29th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 21.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Black Knight in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Black Knight in your home

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

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

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

Black Knight does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Knight

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
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Care Summary for Black Knight

Black Knight

Black Knight


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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