Plant Care Ground-cherry nightshade

Ground-cherry nightshade

Also known as

Hoe nightshade, Argentine nightshade, Green nightshade and Hairy nightshade


Solanum physalifolium

How to care for Ground-cherry nightshade


How often to water your Ground-cherry nightshade

Water needs for Ground-cherry nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Ground-cherry 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 Ground-cherry nightshade

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ground-cherry nightshade in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ground-cherry nightshade: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ground-cherry nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ground-cherry nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Ground-cherry nightshade

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

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Care Summary for Ground-cherry nightshade

Ground-cherry nightshade

Ground-cherry nightshade

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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