Plant Care Acajou
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Acajou

Also known as

Flame Violet

Taxonomy

Episcia reptans
Episcia
Gesneriaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Acajou

Water

How often to water your Acajou

Water needs for Acajou
0.5 cups
every 9

Acajou needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York, NY.

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 Acajou

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 Acajou in New York, NY

New York, NY

93% High

Growing Acajou in New York right now

Light needs for plant Acajou in New York, NY

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunligh…

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Light needs for plant Acajou in New York, NY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 5.1% ☀️

July 25th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 5.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.4 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Acajou in New York, NY

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 26th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Acajou in your home

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

Acajou 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in New York, NY ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Acajou thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Acajou

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

When to repot Acajou

Nutrient needs for plant Acajou in New York, NY

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

July 19th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is high 📈.

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 …

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Care Summary for Acajou

Acajou

Acajou


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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