Plant Care buffalobur nightshade

buffalobur nightshade

About buffalobur nightshade

buffalobur 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.

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


Solanum rostratum

Also known as

buffalobur nightshade, buffalo-bur, spiny nightshade, Colorado bur, Kansas thistle, bad woman, Mexican thistle and Texas thistle

How to care for buffalobur nightshade


How often to water your buffalobur nightshade

Water needs for buffalobur nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

buffalobur 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 buffalobur nightshade

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for buffalobur nightshade in your home

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

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

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

buffalobur nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize buffalobur nightshade

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

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Care Summary for buffalobur nightshade

buffalobur nightshade

buffalobur 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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