Plant Care Goat's Head

Goat's Head

Also known as

devil's claw, devil's claw, devil's claw, unicorn-plant, common devil's claw, ram's horn, aphid trap, Louisiana unicorn-plant, purple-flowered devil's-claw, goat's head and elephant tusks

Taxonomy

Proboscidea louisianica
Proboscidea
Martyniaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Goat's Head

Water

How often to water your Goat's Head

Water needs for Goat's Head
0.5 cups
every 9

Goat's Head needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

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 Goat's Head

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Goat's Head in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

55% Medium

Growing Goat's Head in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Goat's Head in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 7th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Goat's Head in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.6% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 19.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Goat's Head in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of …

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Finding light for devil's claw in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goat's Head: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Goat's Head love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Goat's Head does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Goat's Head

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Goat's Head: 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 Goat's Head after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Goat's Head

Nutrient needs for plant Goat's Head in Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Los Angeles is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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Care Summary for Goat's Head

Goat's Head

Goat's Head


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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