Plant Care Desert Locust

Desert Locust

Also known as

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


Robinia neomexicana

How to care for Desert Locust


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 located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

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Plant care guide for Desert Locust in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

35% Very Low

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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Desert Locust does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Desert Locust

Desert Locust

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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