Plant Care Elkhorn Plant

Elkhorn Plant

Also known as

Elkhorn/Hatchet Plant


Rhombophyllum dolabriforme

How to care for Elkhorn Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Elkhorn Plant

Water needs for Elkhorn Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Elkhorn Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Calculate water needs of Elkhorn Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Elkhorn Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elkhorn Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Elkhorn Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Elkhorn Plant

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

Care Summary for Elkhorn Plant

Elkhorn Plant

Elkhorn Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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