Common Prickly Ash
Also known as
common prickly-ash, northern prickly-ash, toothache tree, yellow wood and suterberry
How to care for Common Prickly Ash
How often to water your Common Prickly Ash
Common Prickly Ash needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Common Prickly Ash in your home
Common Prickly Ash love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common Prickly Ash does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Arcadia, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Common Prickly Ash
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 Common Prickly Ash after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Common Prickly Ash is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!
Common Prickly Ash prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Common Prickly Ash requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Common Prickly Ash does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Common Prickly Ash should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Common Prickly Ash will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Prickly Ash can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Common Prickly Ash
Common Prickly Ash
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.