About Elephant garlic
Elephant garlic is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Elephant garlic likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Elephant garlic belongs to the allium genus, and is native to Macronesia, the Mediterranean, and Asia.
⚠️ Elephant garlic is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
Broadleaf wild leek and Wild leek
How to care for Elephant garlic
Elephant garlic 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.
Elephant garlic love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Elephant garlic does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Elephant garlic in your home 🏡.
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 Elephant garlic after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.