Large Leaf Elephant Food
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Also known as
Portulacaria afra macrophylla
Portulacaria afra 'Macrophylla'
How to care for Large Leaf Elephant Food
Large Leaf Elephant Food needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 8th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
December 7th, 2022
Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 17.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
December 8th, 2022
This month, Austin is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of dayli…
Large Leaf Elephant Food love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.
Large Leaf Elephant Food does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Large Leaf Elephant Food after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
December 9th, 2022
The growing potential in Austin 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 repot …