Plant Care Woody Nightshade

Woody Nightshade

Also known as

Bittersweet, Bittersweet, Bittersweet nightshade, Bitter nightshade, Blue bindweed, Amara dulcis, Climbing nightshade, Fellenwort, Felonwood, Poisonberry, Poisonflower, Scarlet berry, Snakeberry, Trailing bittersweet, Trailing nightshade, Violet bloom and Woody nightshade


Solanum dulcamara

How to care for Woody Nightshade


How often to water your Woody Nightshade

Water needs for Woody Nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Woody Nightshade 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 Woody Nightshade

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bittersweet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Woody Nightshade: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Woody Nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Woody Nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Woody Nightshade

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

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Care Summary for Woody Nightshade

Woody Nightshade

Woody Nightshade

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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