Plant Care Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 01/06/2023

4.9 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

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! ⚠️


Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Also known as

Alocasia 'Regal Shield'

How to care for Alocasia 'Regal Shields'


How often to water your Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Water needs for Alocasia 'Regal Shields'
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia 'Regal Shields' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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 'Regal Shields'

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Alocasia 'Regal Shields' in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

31% Very Low

Growing Alocasia 'Regal Shields' in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Regal Shields' in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 27th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Regal Shields' in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight will increase by 31.7% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Louisville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to increase by 31.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Regal Shields' in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 6.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Alocasia 'Regal Shields' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alocasia 'Regal Shields': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alocasia 'Regal Shields' 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 Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.


How to fertilize Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alocasia 'Regal Shields': 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 'Regal Shields' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 18
Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Alocasia 'Regal Shields' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Megano avatar
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 20,090 XP
globe Washington, DC

Love this one. Low maintenance, massive beautiful leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Roxanne avatar
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 11,043 XP
globe Portland, OR

I water her when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, give her medium to bright indirect light in front of a northeast facing window (and a grow light in the winter), and keep the humidity around 50% with the help of a humidifier that I use a few times a week, to keep her happy. It’s worth the effort! Her leaves are large, lush and iridescent and she’s one of my favorites! She grows quickly and each leaf is larger than the last.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 283 XP

New plant, I will update this plant after 1 month of caring for it!

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leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,521 XP

Easy grower but easily damageable when transferring to soil for me

Fast grower Fast grower
Athena61 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,453 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN

This is a show stopper! I’ve heard Alocasia is a difficult plant, but I’ve found it to be pretty easy to care for. I give it some supplemental light (North window), careful to not overwater, fertilize when she’s actively growing. I also give her plenty of humidity in the winter with a humidifier, and mist her regularly, and clean her leaves.

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

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