Plant Care African Boxthorn

African Boxthorn

Also known as

boxthorn

Taxonomy

Lycium ferocissimum
Lycium
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for African Boxthorn

Water

How often to water your African Boxthorn

Water needs for African Boxthorn
0.5 cups
every 9

African Boxthorn 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 African Boxthorn in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Boxthorn: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Boxthorn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

African Boxthorn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize African Boxthorn

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

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Care Summary for African Boxthorn

African Boxthorn


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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