Plant Care Devil's Grandmother

Devil's Grandmother

About Devil's Grandmother

Elephant's foot is a wildflower in the Asteraceae (daisy family) native from Texas to the southeastern U.S.A. It has a short rhizome and grows quickly to a height of 2 feet with pink or purple flowers. It prefers average, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.


Elephantopus tomentosus

Also known as


How to care for Devil's Grandmother


How often to water your Devil's Grandmother

Water needs for Devil's Grandmother
0.5 cups
every 9

Devil's Grandmother needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Devil's Grandmother in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's Grandmother: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Devil's Grandmother 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 Devil's Grandmother

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil's Grandmother: 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 Devil's Grandmother after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Devil's Grandmother can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Devil's Grandmother

Devil's Grandmother

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 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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