Plant Care Cat-Thorn


Also known as

Adolia alba, Adolia capensis, Adolia obcordata, Adolia rubra, Blepetalon aculeatum, Catha zeylanica, Ceanothus capensis, Ceanothus circumscissus, Ceanothus circumscissus pauciflorus, Ceanothus zeyhanicus, Ceanothus zeylanicus, Celastrus zeylanicus, Rhamnus circumcissa, Rhamnus circumscissa, Rhamnus indica, Rhamnus lucida, Scutia capensis, Scutia capensis obcordata, Scutia circumcissa, Scutia circumscissa, Scutia commersonii, Scutia eberhardtii, Scutia hutchinsonii, Scutia indica, Scutia indica oblongifolia, Scutia lucida, Scutia myrtina, Scutia myrtina oblongifolia, Scutia natalensis, Scutia obcordata, Scutia rheediana and Ziziphus capensis


Scutia myrtina

How to care for Cat-Thorn


How often to water your Cat-Thorn

Water needs for Cat-Thorn
0.5 cups
every 9

Cat-Thorn 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 Cat-Thorn in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cat-Thorn: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cat-Thorn may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Cat-Thorn

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

Care Summary for Cat-Thorn


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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