Plant Care False Acacia

False Acacia

Also known as

Black Locust, Black Locust and False acacia


Robinia pseudoacacia

How to care for False Acacia


How often to water your False Acacia

Water needs for False Acacia
0.5 cups
every 9

False Acacia 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.

Calculate water needs of False Acacia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Locust in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Acacia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

False Acacia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

False Acacia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize False Acacia

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

Difficulty Level

False Acacia 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 False Acacia

False Acacia

False Acacia

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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