Plant Care Expanded Lobsterclaw

Expanded Lobsterclaw


Heliconia latispatha

How to care for Expanded Lobsterclaw


How often to water your Expanded Lobsterclaw

Water needs for Expanded Lobsterclaw
0.5 cups
every 9

Expanded Lobsterclaw needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Expanded Lobsterclaw

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 Expanded Lobsterclaw in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

49% Low

Growing Expanded Lobsterclaw in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Charlotte is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to decrease by 21% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Expanded Lobsterclaw in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Expanded Lobsterclaw 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 Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Expanded Lobsterclaw does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Expanded Lobsterclaw

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Expanded Lobsterclaw: 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 Expanded Lobsterclaw after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Expanded Lobsterclaw

Nutrient needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Charlotte, North Carolina

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Charlotte is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Expanded Lobsterclaw

Expanded Lobsterclaw

Expanded Lobsterclaw

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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