Plant Care Black Medick

Black Medick

Also known as

Black hay, Nonesuch and Hop clover


Medicago lupulina

How to care for Black Medick


How often to water your Black Medick

Water needs for Black Medick
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Medick needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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 Black Medick

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.

Plant care guide for Black Medick in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Finding light for Black Medick in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Medick: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Medick love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Black Medick does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Black Medick

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

Difficulty Level

Black Medick is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black Medick

Black Medick

Black Medick

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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