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 Westerville, Ohio.

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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Plant care guide for Solanum Carolinense in Westerville, Ohio

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Light needs for plant Solanum Carolinense in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville is currently 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 Westerville, Ohio

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Westerville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Westerville is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy per…

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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 Westerville, Ohio ⛅.

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.

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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 Westerville, Ohio, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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