Plant Care desert tobacco

desert tobacco

About desert tobacco

desert tobacco is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

desert tobacco likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Nicotiana obtusifolia
Nicotiana
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for desert tobacco

Water

How often to water your desert tobacco

Water needs for desert tobacco
0.5 cups
every 9

desert tobacco 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 Antonio, Texas.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for desert tobacco in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

60% Medium

Growing desert tobacco in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant desert tobacco in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant desert tobacco in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.4% ☀️

November 25th, 2021

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 21.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant desert tobacco in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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Finding light for desert tobacco in your home

Light needs and placement for plant desert tobacco: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

desert tobacco love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

desert tobacco does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize desert tobacco

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for desert tobacco

desert tobacco


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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