Plant Care Catbrier

Catbrier

About Catbrier

Catbrier is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Catbrier likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Smilax aspera
Smilax
Smilacaceae
Liliales

Also known as

Rough bindweed, Common smilax, Sarsaparille and Mediterranean smilax

How to care for Catbrier

Water

How often to water your Catbrier

Water needs for Catbrier
0.5 cups
every 9

Catbrier 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.

Calculate water needs of Catbrier

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Catbrier in your home

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

Catbrier love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Catbrier does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Catbrier in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Catbrier

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Catbrier

Catbrier

Catbrier


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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