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.


Solanum carolinense

How to care for Solanum Carolinense


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 located in Denver, Colorado.

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

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

Plant care guide for Solanum Carolinense in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing Solanum Carolinense in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Solanum Carolinense in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 7th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Solanum Carolinense in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Solanum Carolinense in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of daylig…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.

Solanum Carolinense does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Solanum Carolinense

Nutrient needs for plant Solanum Carolinense in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Solanum Carolinense

Solanum Carolinense

Solanum Carolinense

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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