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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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!

Benefits of Growing Cockspur Coral Tree →

Common Cockspur Coral Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Cockspur Coral Tree prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Cockspur Coral Tree Water Frequency →

Cockspur Coral Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cockspur Coral Tree requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Cockspur Coral Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Cockspur Coral Tree does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Cockspur Coral Tree →

When and How to Successfully Repot Cockspur Coral Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Cockspur Coral Tree grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Cockspur Coral Tree →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Cockspur Coral Tree will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Cockspur Coral Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Cockspur Coral Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Cockspur Coral Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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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