Plant Care Vatricania guentheri

Vatricania guentheri

Also known as

Espostoa guentheri

Taxonomy

Vatricania guentheri
Vatricania

How to care for Vatricania guentheri

Water

How often to water your Vatricania guentheri

Water needs for Vatricania guentheri
0.5 cups
every 12

Vatricania guentheri needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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 Vatricania guentheri

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 Vatricania guentheri in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

38% Low

Growing Vatricania guentheri in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Vatricania guentheri in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Vatricania guentheri in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 32.2% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Finding light for Vatricania guentheri in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Vatricania guentheri: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Vatricania guentheri may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Vatricania guentheri

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

When to repot Vatricania guentheri

Nutrient needs for plant Vatricania guentheri in San Jose, California

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

January 23rd, 2023

The growing potential in San Jose 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 repo…

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Care Summary for Vatricania guentheri

Vatricania guentheri

Vatricania guentheri


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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