Plant Care Stretchberry

Stretchberry

Also known as

stretchberry, desert olive, tanglewood, devil's elbow, spring goldenglow, spring herald, New Mexico privet and Texas forsythia

Taxonomy

Forestiera pubescens
Forestiera
Oleaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Stretchberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Stretchberry

Water needs for Stretchberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Stretchberry 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 Stretchberry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Stretchberry in your home

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

Stretchberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Stretchberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Stretchberry

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Stretchberry prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Stretchberry requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Stretchberry will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Stretchberry

Stretchberry

Stretchberry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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