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 Oakland, 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 Expanded Lobsterclaw

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Expanded Lobsterclaw in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayli…

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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 Oakland, California ⛅.

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 Oakland, California

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

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland 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 repot…

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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 Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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