Plant Care Egyptian Acacia

Egyptian Acacia

Also known as

Indian gum-arabic-tree, babul acacia, black babul, gum arabic tree, prickly acacia, scentedthorn, thorn-mimosa, thorny acacia and Arabic Gumtree


Vachellia nilotica

How to care for Egyptian Acacia


How often to water your Egyptian Acacia

Water needs for Egyptian Acacia
0.5 cups
every 9

Egyptian 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Egyptian Acacia in your home

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

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

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

Egyptian Acacia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Egyptian Acacia

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Egyptian Acacia

Egyptian 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.

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