Plant Care Elephant Tree
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Elephant Tree

Also known as

Torote

Taxonomy

Bursera microphylla
Bursera

How to care for Elephant Tree

Water

How often to water your Elephant Tree

Water needs for Elephant Tree
0.5 cups
every 12

Elephant Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Elephant Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Elephant Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elephant Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elephant Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Elephant Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Elephant Tree

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

FAQs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Elephant Tree

Elephant Tree

Elephant Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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