Plant Care Silver Ponysfoot

Silver Ponysfoot

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Silver Ponysfoot has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Silver Ponysfoot has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Silver Nickel Vine, Kidney Weed and Silver Falls

Taxonomy

Dichondra argentea
Dichondra
Convolvulaceae
Solanales

How to care for Silver Ponysfoot

💦 Water

How often to water your Silver Ponysfoot

Water needs for Silver Ponysfoot
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver Ponysfoot 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 Silver Ponysfoot

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver Ponysfoot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Silver Ponysfoot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Silver Ponysfoot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Silver Ponysfoot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Ponysfoot

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Silver Ponysfoot is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Silver Ponysfoot →

Common Silver Ponysfoot Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Silver Ponysfoot prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Silver Ponysfoot Water Frequency →

Silver Ponysfoot Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silver Ponysfoot requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Silver Ponysfoot Light Requirements →

Silver Ponysfoot Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Silver Ponysfoot Toxicity to Cats →


🪴 Soil

Silver Ponysfoot does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Silver Ponysfoot →

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Ponysfoot →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Silver Ponysfoot grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Silver Ponysfoot →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Silver Ponysfoot can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Silver Ponysfoot can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Silver Ponysfoot →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Silver Ponysfoot

Silver Ponysfoot

Silver Ponysfoot


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.

What other plant parents say

Silver Ponysfoot has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Silver Ponysfoot has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Silver Ponysfoot has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Silver Ponysfoot has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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