Plant Care Louise's swallow-wort
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Louise's swallow-wort

Also known as

Black swllowwort, Black swallow-wort and Black dog-strangling vine

Taxonomy

Vincetoxicum nigrum
Vincetoxicum
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Louise's swallow-wort

Water

How often to water your Louise's swallow-wort

Water needs for Louise's swallow-wort
0.5 cups
every 9

Louise's swallow-wort 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 Louise's swallow-wort

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Louise's swallow-wort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Louise's swallow-wort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Louise's swallow-wort may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Louise's swallow-wort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Louise's swallow-wort: 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 Louise's swallow-wort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Louise's swallow-wort

Louise's swallow-wort

Louise's swallow-wort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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