Plant Care Louise's swallow-wort

Louise's swallow-wort

Also known as

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


Vincetoxicum nigrum

How to care for Louise's swallow-wort


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 Irondequoit, New York.

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

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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.

Plant care guide for Louise's swallow-wort in Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

34% Very Low

Growing Louise's swallow-wort in Irondequoit right now

Light needs for plant Louise's swallow-wort in Irondequoit, New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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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 Irondequoit, New York ⛅.

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


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.

Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Louise's swallow-wort

Louise's swallow-wort

Louise's swallow-wort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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