Plant Care Bullhorn Acacia

Bullhorn Acacia

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Bullhorn Acacia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Bullhorn Acacia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

bullhorn acacia, stipular spines and Acacia cornigera


Vachellia cornigera

How to care for Bullhorn Acacia


How often to water your Bullhorn Acacia

Water needs for Bullhorn Acacia
0.5 cups
every 9

Bullhorn Acacia 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 Bullhorn Acacia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bullhorn Acacia in your home

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

Bullhorn Acacia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bullhorn Acacia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bullhorn Acacia

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bullhorn Acacia

Bullhorn Acacia

Bullhorn Acacia

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.

What other plant parents say

Bullhorn Acacia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Bullhorn Acacia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@NellBell85 avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 495 XP
globe Boulder, CO

I love this plant. It grows fast, is adorable with the contrast of the delicate leaves & the large thorns. I’m watching it grow & pruning here & there; it may have a future in a smaller pot as a bonsai, but I’m just letting it grow for now.

Fast grower Fast grower
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