where should I transplant my Elephant Foot - Knowledgebase Question

Anaheim Hills, Ca
Question by chattykathyi
January 4, 2010
My Elephant Foot Plant has out grown its planter..what is best direction and soil/drainage etc for it. I live in So Cal..Orange County, Anaheim Hills area.92807

Answer from NGA
January 4, 2010


Your elephant's foot can be planted in a larger container filled with standard potting soil mixed with builder's sand (I use 2/3rds potting soil to 1/3 sand by volume). It needs good drainage so be sure the planter or container has adequate drainage. Using a potting soil with sand will ensure the soil drains quickly, yet holds just the right amount of moisture to keep the plant healthy. The roots aren't very deep so a container an inch larger than the plant and 6" deeper than the longest roots should suffice. Hope this answers all your questions!

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