Plant Care Alocasia longiloba
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Alocasia longiloba

Taxonomy

Alocasia longiloba
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

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 Chicago, Illinois.

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?

Select the pot size

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 longiloba in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

62% Medium

Growing Alocasia longiloba in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

October 23rd, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.1% ☀️

October 23rd, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Alocasia longiloba in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 2.0 hours 📉

October 23rd, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayl…

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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 maximize the potential for growth..️

Chicago, Illinois currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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 Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 23rd, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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