Plant Care Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Fern Leaf Buckthorn

About Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Fern Leaf Buckthorn is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that 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.

Taxonomy

Rhamnus Frangula
Rhamnus
Rhamnaceae
Rosales

How to care for Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Water

How often to water your Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Water needs for Fern Leaf Buckthorn
0.5 cups
every 9

Fern Leaf Buckthorn needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Fern Leaf Buckthorn in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

34% Very Low

Growing Fern Leaf Buckthorn in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Fern Leaf Buckthorn in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Fern Leaf Buckthorn in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.4% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 26.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Fern Leaf Buckthorn in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Fern Leaf Buckthorn in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fern Leaf Buckthorn: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fern Leaf Buckthorn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Fern Leaf Buckthorn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fern Leaf 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 Fern Leaf Buckthorn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Nutrient needs for plant Fern Leaf Buckthorn in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Fern Leaf Buckthorn


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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