Plant Care Earleaf nightshade

Earleaf nightshade

About Earleaf nightshade

Earleaf nightshade is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Earleaf nightshade likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Solanum mauritianum
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

Also known as

Woolly nightshade, Flannel weed, Bugweed, Tobacco weed, Tobacco bush, Wild tobacco and Kerosene plant

How to care for Earleaf nightshade

Water

How often to water your Earleaf nightshade

Water needs for Earleaf nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Earleaf nightshade 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Earleaf nightshade in your home

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

Earleaf nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Earleaf nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Earleaf nightshade

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

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Care Summary for Earleaf nightshade

Earleaf nightshade


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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