Plant Care alocasia ninja

alocasia ninja

About alocasia ninja

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! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Alocasia 'Ninja'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for alocasia ninja

Water

How often to water your alocasia ninja

Water needs for alocasia ninja
0.5 cups
every 9

alocasia ninja needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 ninja

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 ninja in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

29% Very Low

Growing alocasia ninja in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant alocasia ninja in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 2nd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently 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 ninja in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight will increase by 39.9% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Indianapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to increase by 39.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant alocasia ninja in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

February 1st, 2023

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 5.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours o…

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Finding light for alocasia ninja in your home

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

alocasia ninja 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 Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize alocasia ninja

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

When to repot alocasia ninja

Nutrient needs for plant alocasia ninja in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

February 1st, 2023

The growing potential in Indianapolis 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 …

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Care Summary for alocasia ninja

alocasia ninja

alocasia ninja


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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