About Alocasia 'Ebony'
Alocasias, commonly known as Elephant Ears, are some of the most common houseplants although their leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors! 🐘 They typically only support a few leaves at a time (more, when they get more sun!) so don't be concerned if you see an old leaf begin to retire after a new one emerges. They grow out of underground corms which are similar to bulbs, so next time you repot keep an eye out for baby Alocasias! They contain calcium oxalate crystals so be sure to keep them out of reach if you have children or pets! ⚠️
How to care for Alocasia 'Ebony'
Alocasia 'Ebony' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
February 4th, 2023
Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 55.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 …
February 3rd, 2023
This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 16.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of da…
Alocasia 'Ebony' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
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 Alocasia 'Ebony' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.