Plant Care Elehant Food

Elehant Food


Portulaca 'Variegata'

How to care for Elehant Food


How often to water your Elehant Food

Water needs for Elehant Food
0.5 cups
every 12

Elehant Food 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Elehant Food in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elehant Food: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elehant Food love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Elehant Food does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Elehant Food

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

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Care Summary for Elehant Food

Elehant Food

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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