Plant Care Elephant's Foot

Elephant's Foot


Adenia glauca

How to care for Elephant's Foot


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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

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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 Elephant's Foot in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Growing Elephant's Foot in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 35% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 35% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.5 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Foot in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of …

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.


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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Minneapolis is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Elephant's Foot

Elephant's Foot

Elephant's Foot

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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