Plant Care Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Also known as

Bittersweet nightshade, Bitter nightshade, Blue bindweed, Amara dulcis, Climbing nightshade, Fellenwort, Felonwood, Poisonberry, Poisonflower, Scarlet berry, Snakeberry, Trailing bittersweet, Trailing nightshade, Violet bloom and Woody nightshade

Taxonomy

Solanum dulcamara
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Bittersweet

Water

How often to water your Bittersweet

Water needs for Bittersweet
0.5 cups
every 9

Bittersweet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Antonio, Texas.

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 Bittersweet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Bittersweet in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

58% Medium

Growing Bittersweet in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Bittersweet in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio 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 Bittersweet in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 19.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Bittersweet in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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Finding light for Bittersweet in your home

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

Bittersweet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bittersweet does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bittersweet

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

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bittersweet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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