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 located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

32% Very Low

Growing Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 9th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will decrease by 28.6% ☀️

December 9th, 2022

Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 28.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.1 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 9th, 2022

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of …

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.


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.

When to repot Carpobrotus Acinaciformis

Nutrient needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

December 7th, 2022

The growing potential in Minneapolis is very 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…

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Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

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 your location in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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