Plant Care Brazilian Red-Cloak

Brazilian Red-Cloak

Also known as

Megaskepasma and Brazilian red-cloak

Taxonomy

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
Megaskepasma
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Brazilian Red-Cloak

💦 Water

How often to water your Brazilian Red-Cloak

Water needs for Brazilian Red-Cloak
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian Red-Cloak needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Brazilian Red-Cloak

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Brazilian Red-Cloak in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian Red-Cloak: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian Red-Cloak love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brazilian Red-Cloak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brazilian Red-Cloak in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Brazilian Red-Cloak

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brazilian Red-Cloak: 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 Brazilian Red-Cloak after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Brazilian Red-Cloak is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Brazilian Red-Cloak →

Common Brazilian Red-Cloak Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Brazilian Red-Cloak prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Brazilian Red-Cloak Water Frequency →

Brazilian Red-Cloak Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Brazilian Red-Cloak requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Brazilian Red-Cloak Light Requirements →

Brazilian Red-Cloak Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Brazilian Red-Cloak will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Brazilian Red-Cloak →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Brazilian Red-Cloak can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Brazilian Red-Cloak Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Brazilian Red-Cloak

Brazilian Red-Cloak

Brazilian Red-Cloak


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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