Plant Care African Sumac

African Sumac

Also known as

Karee, Karree and Willow rhus


Searsia lancea

How to care for African Sumac


How often to water your African Sumac

Water needs for African Sumac
0.5 cups
every 9

African Sumac needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 African Sumac

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for African Sumac in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Finding light for African Sumac in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Sumac: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Sumac 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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

African Sumac does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize African Sumac

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for African Sumac

African Sumac

African Sumac

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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