Plant Care Lobster Claws

Lobster Claws


Cheiridopsis candidissima

How to care for Lobster Claws


How often to water your Lobster Claws

Water needs for Lobster Claws
0.5 cups
every 12

Lobster Claws 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 Lobster Claws

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lobster Claws in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lobster Claws: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lobster Claws 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 Lobster Claws

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

Care Summary for Lobster Claws

Lobster Claws

Lobster Claws

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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