Plant Care California Elephant Ear
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California Elephant Ear

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California Elephant Ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
California Elephant Ear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Alocasia odora 'California'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for California Elephant Ear

Water

How often to water your California Elephant Ear

Water needs for California Elephant Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

California Elephant Ear needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 California Elephant Ear

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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

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Finding light for California Elephant Ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California Elephant Ear: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

California 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 maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of California Elephant Ear in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize California Elephant Ear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for California 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 California Elephant Ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for California Elephant Ear

California Elephant Ear

California Elephant Ear


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

California Elephant Ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
California Elephant Ear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Caroline avatar
@Caroline
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Pearland, Texas
06/15/2021

I got this for 10 dollars at Lowe’s and I love it so much it’s my first “big plant”

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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