Plant Care Caralluma Melanacantha

Caralluma Melanacantha


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How to care for Caralluma Melanacantha


How often to water your Caralluma Melanacantha

Water needs for Caralluma Melanacantha
0.5 cups
every 9

Caralluma Melanacantha needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Miami, Florida.

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 Caralluma Melanacantha

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Caralluma Melanacantha in Miami, Florida

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Light needs for plant Caralluma Melanacantha in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Caralluma Melanacantha in Miami, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 20.5% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Miami is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to increase by 20.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Finding light for Caralluma Melanacantha in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caralluma Melanacantha: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Caralluma Melanacantha love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Miami, Florida ⛅.

Caralluma Melanacantha does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Caralluma Melanacantha

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

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Care Summary for Caralluma Melanacantha

Caralluma Melanacantha

Caralluma Melanacantha

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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