Plant Care Cockspur coral tree

Cockspur coral tree

About Cockspur coral tree

Cockspur coral tree is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cockspur coral tree likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Cockspur coral tree belongs to the erythrina genus, and is native to Central South America.

Taxonomy

Erythrina crista-galli
Erythrina
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Cockspur coral tree

Water

How often to water your Cockspur coral tree

Water needs for Cockspur coral tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Cockspur coral tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Cockspur 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.

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Finding light for Cockspur coral tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cockspur coral tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cockspur coral tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cockspur coral tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cockspur coral tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cockspur coral tree

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cockspur coral tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Cockspur coral tree

Cockspur coral tree

Cockspur coral tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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