Plant Care Solanum Carolinense
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Solanum Carolinense

Also known as

Carolina horsenettle, Carolina horsenettle, Florida horsenettle, Carolina nightshade, Radical weed, sand brier or briar, bull nettle, tread-softly, solanum mammosum ("apple of sodom"), devil's tomato and Wild tomato.

Taxonomy

Solanum carolinense
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Solanum Carolinense

Water

How often to water your Solanum Carolinense

Water needs for Solanum Carolinense
0.5 cups
every 9

Solanum Carolinense 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 Solanum Carolinense

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Carolina horsenettle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Solanum Carolinense: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Solanum Carolinense 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Solanum Carolinense

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

Care Summary for Solanum Carolinense

Solanum Carolinense

Solanum Carolinense


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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