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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

33% Very Low

Growing Large Leaf Elephant Food in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 36.7% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 36.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Large Leaf Elephant Food in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

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 Seattle, Washington

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

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very 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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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 Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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