Plant Care Aphid Trap
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Aphid Trap

Also known as

devil's claw, devil's claw, devil's claw, unicorn-plant, common devil's claw, ram's horn, aphid trap, Louisiana unicorn-plant, purple-flowered devil's-claw, goat's head and elephant tusks

Taxonomy

Proboscidea louisianica
Proboscidea
Martyniaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Aphid Trap

Water

How often to water your Aphid Trap

Water needs for Aphid Trap
0.5 cups
every 9

Aphid Trap 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 Aphid Trap

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.

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Finding light for devil's claw in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aphid Trap: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aphid Trap love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Aphid Trap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aphid Trap in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aphid Trap

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Aphid Trap

Aphid Trap

Aphid Trap


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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