Plant Care alocasia rhino skin

alocasia rhino skin

About alocasia rhino skin

Alocasias, commonly known as Elephant Ears, are some of the most common houseplants although their leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors! 🐘 They typically only support a few leaves at a time (more, when they get more sun!) so don't be concerned if you see an old leaf begin to retire after a new one emerges. They grow out of underground corms which are similar to bulbs, so next time you repot keep an eye out for baby Alocasias! They contain calcium oxalate crystals so be sure to keep them out of reach if you have children or pets! ⚠️


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How to care for alocasia rhino skin


How often to water your alocasia rhino skin

Water needs for alocasia rhino skin
0.5 cups
every 9

alocasia rhino skin needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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 rhino skin

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 alocasia rhino skin in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

24% Very Low

Growing alocasia rhino skin in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant alocasia rhino skin in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant alocasia rhino skin in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 64.9% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 64.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant alocasia rhino skin in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 19.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of day…

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Finding light for alocasia rhino skin in your home

Light needs and placement for plant alocasia rhino skin: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

alocasia rhino skin 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.


How to fertilize alocasia rhino skin

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

When to repot alocasia rhino skin

Nutrient needs for plant alocasia rhino skin in Seattle, Washington

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

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Seattle 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 alocasia rhino skin

alocasia rhino skin

alocasia rhino skin

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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