Plant Care Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

Also known as

Elands Sourfig, Elands Sourfig, Elands sourfig, Elandssuurvy and Sally-my-handsome


Carpobrotus acinaciformis

How to care for Carpobrotus Acinaciformis


How often to water your Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

Water needs for Carpobrotus Acinaciformis
0.5 cups
every 12

Carpobrotus Acinaciformis 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Elands Sourfig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Carpobrotus Acinaciformis may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

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

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Care Summary for Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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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