Plant Care Elephant's Foot

Elephant's Foot

Taxonomy

Adenia glauca
Adenia
Passifloraceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Elephant's Foot

Water

How often to water your Elephant's Foot

Water needs for Elephant's Foot
0.5 cups
every 9

Elephant's Foot needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Miami, Florida.

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's Foot

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's Foot in Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

60% Medium

Growing Elephant's Foot in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Miami, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.2% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Miami is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to decrease by 17.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Miami, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Miami is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Elephant's Foot in your home

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

Elephant's Foot 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..️

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Elephant's Foot

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

When to repot Elephant's Foot

Nutrient needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Miami, Florida

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

November 28th, 2021

The growing potential in Miami 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 any p…

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Care Summary for Elephant's Foot

Elephant's Foot

Elephant's Foot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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