About Alocasia Metalhead
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! ⚠️
Also known as
alocasia metal head
How to care for Alocasia Metalhead
Alocasia Metalhead needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 6th, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
February 2nd, 2023
New Orleans is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to increase by 25.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.9 megajoules of energy …
Alocasia Metalhead 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 New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.
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 Metalhead after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
February 4th, 2023
The growing potential in New Orleans 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 r…