Plant Care Frangula alnus

Frangula alnus

About Frangula alnus

Frangula alnus 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.

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

Taxonomy

Frangula dodonei
Frangula
Rhamnaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Frangula alnus, Alder Buckthorn, glossy buckthorn and breaking buckthorn

How to care for Frangula alnus

Water

How often to water your Frangula alnus

Water needs for Frangula alnus
0.5 cups
every 9

Frangula alnus 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Frangula alnus in your home

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

Frangula alnus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Frangula alnus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Frangula alnus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Frangula alnus

Frangula alnus


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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