Plant Care Black Currant

Black Currant

About Black Currant

Black Currant is a super 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.

Black Currant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Ribes nigrum

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How to care for Black Currant


How often to water your Black Currant

Water needs for Black Currant
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Currant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Currant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Black Currant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

32% Very Low

Finding light for Black Currant in your home

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

Black Currant 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Black Currant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Black Currant

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

Difficulty Level

Black Currant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black Currant

Black Currant

Black Currant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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