Plant Care Jewel Alocasia

Jewel Alocasia


Alocasia bambino 'Arrow'

How to care for Jewel Alocasia


How often to water your Jewel Alocasia

Water needs for Jewel Alocasia
0.5 cups
every 9

Jewel Alocasia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, IL.

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 Jewel Alocasia

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Jewel Alocasia in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

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Growing Jewel Alocasia in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Jewel Alocasia in Chicago, IL

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently high 📈.

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 Jewel Alocasia in Chicago, IL

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.5% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 6.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Jewel Alocasia in Chicago, IL

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 12.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Jewel Alocasia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jewel Alocasia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Jewel Alocasia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Jewel Alocasia thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Jewel Alocasia

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

When to repot Jewel Alocasia

Nutrient needs for plant Jewel Alocasia in Chicago, IL

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Jewel Alocasia

Jewel Alocasia

Jewel Alocasia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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