Plant Care Black Varnish Eranthemum

Black Varnish Eranthemum

Also known as

Purple False Eranthemum

Taxonomy

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii 'Black Varnish'
Pseuderanthemum
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Black Varnish Eranthemum

Water

How often to water your Black Varnish Eranthemum

Water needs for Black Varnish Eranthemum
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Varnish Eranthemum 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 Varnish Eranthemum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Black Varnish Eranthemum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Varnish Eranthemum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Varnish Eranthemum 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Varnish Eranthemum

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

Care Summary for Black Varnish Eranthemum

Black Varnish Eranthemum

Black Varnish Eranthemum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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