Plant Care Solanum Carolinense

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?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Carolina Horsenettle in your home

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

Solanum Carolinense love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Solanum Carolinense does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 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.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Solanum Carolinense prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Solanum Carolinense requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Solanum Carolinense is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Solanum Carolinense doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Solanum Carolinense does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Solanum Carolinense is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Solanum Carolinense is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Solanum Carolinense grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Solanum Carolinense can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Solanum Carolinense

Solanum Carolinense

Solanum Carolinense


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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