Plant Care Mediterranean buckthorn

Mediterranean buckthorn

Also known as

Italian buckthorn

Taxonomy

Rhamnus alaternus
Rhamnus
Rhamnaceae
Rosales

How to care for Mediterranean buckthorn

Water

How often to water your Mediterranean buckthorn

Water needs for Mediterranean buckthorn
0.5 cups
every 9

Mediterranean buckthorn 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 Mediterranean buckthorn

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Mediterranean buckthorn in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mediterranean buckthorn: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mediterranean buckthorn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mediterranean buckthorn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mediterranean buckthorn

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

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Care Summary for Mediterranean buckthorn

Mediterranean buckthorn

Mediterranean buckthorn


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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