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


Proboscidea louisianica

How to care for Goat's Head


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 Louisville, Kentucky.

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

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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 Goat's Head in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

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Growing Goat's Head in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Goat's Head in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Goat's Head in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.6% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Louisville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to decrease by 23.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Goat's Head in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.

Goat's Head does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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Care Summary for Goat's Head

Goat's Head

Goat's Head

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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