Plant Care Espostoa senilis

Espostoa senilis

Taxonomy

Espostoa senilis
Espostoa
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Espostoa senilis

Water

How often to water your Espostoa senilis

Water needs for Espostoa senilis
0.5 cups
every 12

Espostoa senilis needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 Espostoa senilis

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Espostoa senilis in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Growing Espostoa senilis in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Espostoa senilis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Espostoa senilis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight will increase by 21.7% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

New Orleans is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to increase by 21.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.4 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Espostoa senilis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 7.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of …

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Finding light for Espostoa senilis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Espostoa senilis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Espostoa senilis 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 New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.

Espostoa senilis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Espostoa senilis

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

When to repot Espostoa senilis

Nutrient needs for plant Espostoa senilis in New Orleans, Louisiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in New Orleans is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Espostoa senilis

Espostoa senilis

Espostoa senilis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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