Plant Care Alocasia 'Ebony'

Alocasia 'Ebony'

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! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Alocasia 'Ebony'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Alocasia 'Ebony'

Water

How often to water your Alocasia 'Ebony'

Water needs for Alocasia 'Ebony'
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Alocasia 'Ebony'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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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 Alocasia 'Ebony' in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

27% Very Low

Growing Alocasia 'Ebony' in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Ebony' in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

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…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Ebony' in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 55.7% ☀️

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

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Ebony' in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

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…

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Finding light for Alocasia 'Ebony' in your home

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

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 ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Alocasia 'Ebony'

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

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Care Summary for Alocasia 'Ebony'

Alocasia 'Ebony'

Alocasia 'Ebony'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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