Plant Care California Upright Elephant Ear
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California Upright Elephant Ear

Taxonomy

Alocasia gageana 'California'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for California Upright Elephant Ear

Water

How often to water your California Upright Elephant Ear

Water needs for California Upright Elephant Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

California Upright 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 California Upright Elephant Ear

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for California Upright Elephant Ear in your home

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

California Upright 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 California Upright Elephant Ear

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

Care Summary for California Upright Elephant Ear

California Upright Elephant Ear

California Upright 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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