Plant Care silver bird's-foot trefoil

silver bird's-foot trefoil

Also known as

silver bird's-foot trefoil and silver lotus


Acmispon argophyllus

How to care for silver bird's-foot trefoil


How often to water your silver bird's-foot trefoil

Water needs for silver bird's-foot trefoil
0.5 cups
every 9

silver bird's-foot trefoil needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for silver bird's-foot trefoil in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing silver bird's-foot trefoil in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant silver bird's-foot trefoil in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant silver bird's-foot trefoil in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.7% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 21.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant silver bird's-foot trefoil in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for silver bird's-foot trefoil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant silver bird's-foot trefoil: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

silver bird's-foot trefoil may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.


How to fertilize silver bird's-foot trefoil

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for silver bird's-foot trefoil: 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 silver bird's-foot trefoil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot silver bird's-foot trefoil

Nutrient needs for plant silver bird's-foot trefoil in Memphis, Tennessee

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

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis is 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 repot…

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Care Summary for silver bird's-foot trefoil

silver bird's-foot trefoil

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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