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 Tampa, Florida.
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December 7th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…
December 5th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 16.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…
December 6th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…
Large Leaf Elephant Food love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Large Leaf Elephant Food does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 5th, 2022
The growing potential in Tampa is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…