Plant Care African Coral Tree

African Coral Tree

Also known as

Coast Coral Tree

Taxonomy

Erythrina caffra
Erythrina
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for African Coral Tree

Water

How often to water your African Coral Tree

Water needs for African Coral Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

African Coral Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 African Coral Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 African Coral Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing African Coral Tree in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant African Coral Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant African Coral Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 33.4% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 33.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant African Coral Tree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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Finding light for African Coral Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Coral Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Coral Tree 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

African Coral Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize African Coral Tree

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

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Care Summary for African Coral Tree

African Coral Tree

African Coral Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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