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! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Alocasia 'Regal Shields'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Alocasia 'Regal Shield'

How to care for Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Water

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.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

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:

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

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
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leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 20,442 XP
globe Washington, DC
12/23/2021

Love this one. Low maintenance, massive beautiful leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Roxanne avatar
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leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 11,415 XP
globe Portland, OR
11/24/2021

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
@Js.Cabral27 avatar
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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 283 XP
06/17/2021

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

@Shirreene avatar
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leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,521 XP
06/03/2021

Easy grower but easily damageable when transferring to soil for me

Fast grower Fast grower
@Athena61 avatar
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leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,453 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN
04/23/2021

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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