The elephant's foot is a low-maintenance houseplant. Did you know that?
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By this we mean to create a living atmosphere through indoor plants. How do you like this decoration idea?
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If you are a beginner and have not had potted plants so far, do not worry. Take your first steps with easy-care indoor plants, such as the elephant's foot.
Why did we choose exactly this plant species? The elephant foot or still called bottle tree really does not need any great care and it also represents a great eye-catcher in the room. Already something for you, right?
The bottle tree is one of the most practical indoor plants
Interesting facts about the elephant foot:
Surname: Elephant foot, bottle tree, water palm, monkey tree, Beaucarnea recurvata
The elephant's foot is an agave plant and is one of the succulents.
Homeland: Texas, Mexico
Height: outdoors up to several meters; as a houseplant - about 1 meter (80-150cm)
Light: sunny location, in the summertime also in the open air
However, a newly purchased elephant foot should never be exposed to direct sunlight. A settling in phase of 2-3 weeks is recommended, so that a sunburn of the leaves is avoided.
Water needs: not much water, much like cacti
The bottle tree needs relatively more water in the summer than in the winter time. Wet the soil once or twice a week and let it dry out. In winter, make sure that the root ball does not dry out completely. In this period (October-March) the plant is served by its water reserves down in its swollen trunk.
How to care for a water palm properly?
Fertilize: only in summer and mainly during the growth phase. Use green plant fertilizer or liquid fertilizer and completely stop fertilizing during winter time.
Earth: loose growing medium that is water permeable; e.g. a mixture of loam, calcareous clay and sharp sand
repotting: every 4 - 5 years, directly after the rest period (end of February - middle of March)
The elephant foot as a houseplant
The bottle tree grows slowly and often gets quite old
A water palm, which has no relation to the palm family
Elephant foot as a potted plant
... or as a garden plant, planted in a large beautiful tub
Decorate your apartment with green houseplants!
Young plants for repotting
Surrounded by other succulents
Big elephant foot in the garden during summertime
Find a bright place for your bottle tree
The result of your long-term care can also look like this