About Common Buckthorn
Common Buckthorn 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.
Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Common Buckthorn belongs to the Rhamnus genus, and is native to Europe to Western Siberia and Northwest China and Northwestern Africa.
⚠️ Common Buckthorn is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
Buckthorn, Cathartic buckthorn and Purging buckthorn
How to care for Common Buckthorn
Common 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.
Common Buckthorn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common Buckthorn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Buckthorn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.