Plant Care Madagascar Laceleaf

Madagascar Laceleaf

Also known as

Lattice leaf, lace plant and Madagascar Lace Plant


Aponogeton madagascariensis

How to care for Madagascar Laceleaf


How often to water your Madagascar Laceleaf

Water needs for Madagascar Laceleaf
0.5 cups
every 7

Madagascar Laceleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, 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 Madagascar Laceleaf

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 Madagascar Laceleaf in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

51% Low

Growing Madagascar Laceleaf in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Madagascar Laceleaf in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Madagascar Laceleaf in San Francisco, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Madagascar Laceleaf in San Francisco, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of…

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Finding light for Madagascar Laceleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Madagascar Laceleaf: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Madagascar Laceleaf may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.


How to fertilize Madagascar Laceleaf

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

When to repot Madagascar Laceleaf

Nutrient needs for plant Madagascar Laceleaf in San Francisco, California

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in San Francisco 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…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Madagascar Laceleaf

Madagascar Laceleaf

Madagascar Laceleaf

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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