Plant Care Henbane

Henbane

About Henbane

This herb is high in toxicity and may be fatal if eaten. It's an annual or biennial herb with coarse, hairy stems, leaves alternate, simple, toothed, flowers axillary, tubular, 5-parted, greenish-yellow or yellowish with purple veins, fruit a capsule.

Taxonomy

Hyoscyamus niger
Hyoscyamus
Solanaceae
Solanales

Also known as

Black henbane and Stinking nightshade

How to care for Henbane

Water

How often to water your Henbane

Water needs for Henbane
0.5 cups
every 9

Henbane 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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Finding light for Henbane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Henbane: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Henbane 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Henbane

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

FAQs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Henbane

Henbane


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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