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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

58% Medium

Growing Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.1% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

New Orleans is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to decrease by 20.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Carpobrotus Acinaciformis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 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 maximize the potential for growth..️

New Orleans, Louisiana currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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 New Orleans, Louisiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in New Orleans is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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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 New Orleans, Louisiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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