Plant Care Common Wild Elder

Common Wild Elder

Also known as

Lachnopylis angolensis, Lachnopylis annobonensis, Lachnopylis breviflora, Lachnopylis compacta, Lachnopylis emarginata, Lachnopylis emarginata brevifolia, Lachnopylis flocculosa, Lachnopylis goetzeana, Lachnopylis guineensis, Lachnopylis heterotricha, Lachnopylis mannii, Lachnopylis montana, Lachnopylis odorata, Lachnopylis platyphylla, Lachnopylis pubescens, Lachnopylis sambesina, Lachnopylis saxatilis, Lachnopylis schistotricha, Lachnopylis speciosa, Lachnopylis ternifolia, Lachnopylis thomensis, Lachnopylis tomentosa, Lachnopylis viscidulosa, Lachnopylis viscosa, Nuxia angolensis, Nuxia breviflora, Nuxia congesta brevifolia, Nuxia congesta emarginata, Nuxia congesta thomensis, Nuxia congesta tomentosa, Nuxia dekindtiana, Nuxia dentata transvaalensis, Nuxia emarginata, Nuxia gilletii, Nuxia goetzeana, Nuxia keniensis, Nuxia latifolia, Nuxia mannii, Nuxia odorata, Nuxia platyphylla, Nuxia pubescens, Nuxia rupicola, Nuxia sambesina, Nuxia siebenlistii, Nuxia tomentosa and Nuxia viscosa


Nuxia congesta

How to care for Common Wild Elder


How often to water your Common Wild Elder

Water needs for Common Wild Elder
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Wild Elder 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Common Wild Elder in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Wild Elder: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Wild Elder 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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How to fertilize Common Wild Elder

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

Care Summary for Common Wild Elder

Common Wild Elder

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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