Plant Care American Black Currant

American Black Currant

Also known as

blank currant and wild black currant


Ribes americanum

How to care for American Black Currant


How often to water your American Black Currant

Water needs for American Black Currant
0.5 cups
every 9

American Black Currant 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Black Currant in your home

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

American Black Currant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Black Currant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American Black Currant

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for American Black Currant

American Black Currant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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