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.


Frangula dodonei

Also known as

Frangula alnus, Alder Buckthorn, glossy buckthorn and breaking buckthorn

How to care for Frangula alnus


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Frangula alnus

Frangula alnus

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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