Plant Care Hottentot Fig

Hottentot Fig

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Hottentot Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Hottentot Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Iceplant

Taxonomy

Carpobrotus edulis
Carpobrotus
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Hottentot Fig

Water

How often to water your Hottentot Fig

Water needs for Hottentot Fig
0.5 cups
every 12

Hottentot Fig needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Hottentot Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Hottentot Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hottentot Fig: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hottentot Fig may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hottentot Fig in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hottentot Fig

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

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Care Summary for Hottentot Fig

Hottentot Fig

Hottentot Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Hottentot Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Hottentot Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Hottentot Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Blkangell avatar
@Blkangell
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe New Orleans, LA
01/05/2022

Loves little water & sunlight 🌼

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Angela avatar
@Angela
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe New Orleans, LA
08/16/2021

So easy to care for and needs very little water 🥰

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower

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