Plant Care Black Nightshade

Black Nightshade

Also known as

Black nightshade and Blackberry nightshade

Taxonomy

Solanum nigrum
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Black Nightshade

Water

How often to water your Black Nightshade

Water needs for Black Nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Black 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.

Calculate water needs of Black Nightshade

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Black Nightshade in your home

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

Black Nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black Nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Nightshade

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

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Care Summary for Black Nightshade

Black Nightshade

Black 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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