Plant Care variegated elephant ear

variegated elephant ear


Alocasia Macrorrhiza Veriegata

How to care for variegated elephant ear


How often to water your variegated elephant ear

Water needs for variegated elephant ear
0.5 cups
every 9

variegated elephant ear needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Dallas, Texas.

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 variegated elephant ear

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 variegated elephant ear in Dallas, Texas

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Growing variegated elephant ear in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant variegated elephant ear in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 4th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant variegated elephant ear in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.7% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Dallas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to decrease by 19.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant variegated elephant ear in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for variegated elephant ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant variegated elephant ear: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

variegated 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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Dallas, Texas ⛅.


How to fertilize variegated elephant ear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for variegated 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 variegated elephant ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot variegated elephant ear

Nutrient needs for plant variegated elephant ear in Dallas, Texas

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

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Dallas is 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 repot …

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Care Summary for variegated elephant ear

variegated elephant ear

variegated elephant ear

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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