Plant Care Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Alocasia gagaena 'California'

About Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Alocasia gagaena 'California' is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Alocasia gagaena 'California' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Also known as

Dwarf Elephant Ear and California Upright Elephant Ear

How to care for Alocasia gagaena 'California'


How often to water your Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Water needs for Alocasia gagaena 'California'
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia gagaena 'California' 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 Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Alocasia gagaena 'California' in your home

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

Alocasia gagaena 'California' 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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How to fertilize Alocasia gagaena 'California'

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

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Care Summary for Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Alocasia gagaena 'California'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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