Plant Care Black Poplar

Black Poplar

About Black Poplar

Black Poplar is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Black Poplar likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Black Poplar belongs to the Populus genus, and is native to Europe to the Mediterranean.

Taxonomy

Populus nigra
Populus
Salicaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Black Poplar

💦 Water

How often to water your Black Poplar

Water needs for Black Poplar
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Poplar 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 Black Poplar

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Black Poplar in your home

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

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

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

Black Poplar does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Poplar

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Black Poplar is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Black Poplar →

Common Black Poplar Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Black Poplar 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.

Black Poplar Water Frequency →

Black Poplar Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Black Poplar requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Black Poplar Light Requirements →

Black Poplar Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Black Poplar is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Black Poplar →

When and How to Successfully Repot Black Poplar →


💩 Fertilizer

Black Poplar should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Black Poplar grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Black Poplar →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Black Poplar can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Black Poplar Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Black Poplar

Black Poplar

Black Poplar


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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