Plant Care Desert Locust

Desert Locust

Also known as

New Mexican, New Mexico, Southwest, Desert, Pink, and rose locust

Taxonomy

Robinia neomexicana
Robinia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Desert Locust

Water

How often to water your Desert Locust

Water needs for Desert Locust
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Locust 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Desert Locust in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Locust: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Locust love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Desert Locust does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Locust

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

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Care Summary for Desert Locust

Desert Locust


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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