Plant Care Louise's swallow-wort

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 located in Aloha, Oregon.

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

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.

Plant care guide for Louise's swallow-wort in Aloha, Oregon

Aloha, Oregon

36% Very Low

Growing Louise's swallow-wort in Aloha right now

Light needs for plant Louise's swallow-wort in Aloha, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 4th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Aloha is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Louise's swallow-wort in Aloha, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 32% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Aloha is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Aloha is expected to decrease by 32% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!

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Light needs for plant Louise's swallow-wort in Aloha, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Aloha is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.5 total hours of daylight…

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

Light needs and placement for plant Louise's swallow-wort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Louise's swallow-wort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Aloha, Oregon ⛅.

Louise's swallow-wort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Louise's swallow-wort

Nutrient needs for plant Louise's swallow-wort in Aloha, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in Aloha is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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FAQs
Sunlight Needs
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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

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Aloha, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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