Plant Care Expanded Lobsterclaw

Expanded Lobsterclaw

Taxonomy

Heliconia latispatha
Heliconia
Heliconiaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Expanded Lobsterclaw

Water

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 San Antonio, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

55% Medium

Growing Expanded Lobsterclaw in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio 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 Expanded Lobsterclaw in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 17% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Expanded Lobsterclaw in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Expanded Lobsterclaw does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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 San Antonio, Texas

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

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in San Antonio 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 Expanded Lobsterclaw

Expanded Lobsterclaw

Expanded Lobsterclaw


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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