Also known as
Catha cymosa, Catha patens, Celastrus cymosus, Celastrus patens, Celastrus polyanthemos, Celastrus schlechteri, Gymnosporia acanthophora, Gymnosporia beniensis, Gymnosporia bequaertii, Gymnosporia brevipetala, Gymnosporia buxifolia glomeruliflora, Gymnosporia condensata, Gymnosporia schlechteri and Maytenus angolensis
How to care for Common Spike-Thorn
Common Spike-Thorn needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Common Spike-Thorn may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Common Spike-Thorn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.