Plant Care African Coral Tree

African Coral Tree

Also known as

Coast Coral Tree


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How to care for African Coral Tree


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 Portland, Oregon.

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

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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 African Coral Tree in Portland, Oregon

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Growing African Coral Tree in Portland right now

Light needs for plant African Coral Tree in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 28th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant African Coral Tree in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will decrease by 38% ☀️

November 27th, 2022

Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 38% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant African Coral Tree in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 28th, 2022

This month, Portland is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of day…

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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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.

African Coral Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot African Coral Tree

Nutrient needs for plant African Coral Tree in Portland, Oregon

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

November 25th, 2022

The growing potential in Portland 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 to…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for African Coral Tree

African Coral Tree

African Coral Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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