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.

Calculate water needs of Henbane

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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.

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

🪴 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
💦 Water Needs

Henbane 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

Henbane may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Henbane is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Henbane is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Henbane can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 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 Henbane

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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