Plant Care Large Leaf Elephant Food

Large Leaf Elephant Food

Taxonomy

Portulacaria afra forma macrophylla
Portulacaria
Didiereaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Large Leaf Elephant Food

Water

How often to water your Large Leaf Elephant Food

Water needs for Large Leaf Elephant Food
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Large Leaf Elephant Food

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Large Leaf Elephant Food in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

47% Low

Growing Large Leaf Elephant Food in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 14th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 14.3% ☀️

January 14th, 2022

Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 14.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 0.4 hours 📈

January 14th, 2022

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Large Leaf Elephant Food in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Large Leaf Elephant Food 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 Phoenix, Arizona ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Large Leaf Elephant Food

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

When to repot Large Leaf Elephant Food

Nutrient needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Phoenix, Arizona

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

January 12th, 2022

The growing potential in Phoenix 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…

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Care Summary for Large Leaf Elephant Food

Large Leaf Elephant Food

Large Leaf Elephant Food


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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