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.
How to care for Cockspur Coral Tree
How often to water your Cockspur Coral Tree
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 located in Washington, District of Columbia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Washington, District of Columbia
Finding light for Cockspur Coral Tree in your home
Cockspur 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 Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.
Cockspur Coral Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Cockspur Coral Tree
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.
Cockspur Coral Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
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 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 🏡.
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.
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!
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!
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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Cockspur Coral Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Cockspur Coral Tree
Cockspur Coral Tree
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.