Plant Care Alocasia longiloba

Alocasia longiloba

About Alocasia longiloba

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

Taxonomy

Alocasia longiloba
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Dragon's Tooth

How to care for Alocasia longiloba

Water

How often to water your Alocasia longiloba

Water needs for Alocasia longiloba
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia longiloba needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 longiloba

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Alocasia longiloba in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

36% Very Low

Growing Alocasia longiloba in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 4th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.7% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 28.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Alocasia longiloba in your home

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

Alocasia longiloba 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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Alocasia longiloba

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

When to repot Alocasia longiloba

Nutrient needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Alocasia longiloba

Alocasia longiloba

Alocasia longiloba


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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