Plant Care Elephant Tusks

Elephant Tusks

Also known as

Devil's Claw, Devil's Claw, devil's claw, unicorn-plant, common devil's claw, ram's horn, aphid trap, Louisiana unicorn-plant, purple-flowered devil's-claw, goat's head, elephant tusks and Proboscidea louisiana

Taxonomy

Proboscidea louisianica
Proboscidea
Martyniaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Elephant Tusks

Water

How often to water your Elephant Tusks

Water needs for Elephant Tusks
0.5 cups
every 9

Elephant Tusks needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Elephant Tusks

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Elephant Tusks in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

29% Very Low

Growing Elephant Tusks in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Elephant Tusks in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Elephant Tusks in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 49.8% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 49.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Elephant Tusks in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Devil's Claw in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elephant Tusks: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elephant Tusks 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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Elephant Tusks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Elephant Tusks

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Elephant Tusks

Elephant Tusks

Elephant Tusks


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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