Plant Care Dark Star Elephant Ear
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Dark Star Elephant Ear

Taxonomy

Alocasia Dark Star
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Dark Star Elephant Ear

Water

How often to water your Dark Star Elephant Ear

Water needs for Dark Star Elephant Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Dark Star Elephant Ear 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.

Calculate water needs of Dark Star Elephant Ear

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Dark Star Elephant Ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dark Star Elephant Ear: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dark Star Elephant Ear 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Dark Star Elephant Ear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dark Star Elephant Ear: 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 Dark Star Elephant Ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dark Star Elephant Ear

Dark Star Elephant Ear

Dark Star Elephant Ear


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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