Plant Care Amargo Negro

Amargo Negro

Also known as

Bitter ash, Bitter damson, Bois amer, Bois blanc, Bois frene, Bois negresse, Daguilla, Frene, Gavilan, Juan primero, Laguilla, Palmito, Palo amargo, Palo blanco, Paradisetree, Pluma de perico, Quassia amarga and Quinquina d'Europe (Dominican Republic)


Simarouba glauca

How to care for Amargo Negro


How often to water your Amargo Negro

Water needs for Amargo Negro
0.5 cups
every 9

Amargo Negro 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Amargo Negro in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Amargo Negro: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Amargo Negro 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 Amargo Negro

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

Care Summary for Amargo Negro

Amargo Negro

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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