Plant Care Alocasia 'Sarian'

Alocasia 'Sarian'

4.2 out of 5 (6 experiences)

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

About Alocasia 'Sarian'

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 'Sarian'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Elephant Ear 'Sarian'

How to care for Alocasia 'Sarian'

💦 Water

How often to water your Alocasia 'Sarian'

Water needs for Alocasia 'Sarian'
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia 'Sarian' 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 'Sarian'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Alocasia 'Sarian' in your home

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

Alocasia 'Sarian' 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 Alocasia 'Sarian' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Alocasia 'Sarian'

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Alocasia 'Sarian' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Alocasia 'Sarian' Water Frequency →

Alocasia 'Sarian' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Alocasia 'Sarian' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Alocasia 'Sarian' Light Requirements →

Alocasia 'Sarian' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Alocasia 'Sarian' prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Alocasia 'Sarian' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Alocasia 'Sarian' is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Alocasia 'Sarian' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Alocasia 'Sarian' →


💩 Fertilizer

Alocasia 'Sarian' is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Alocasia 'Sarian' →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Alocasia 'Sarian' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Alocasia 'Sarian' is native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Eastern Australia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Alocasia 'Sarian'

Alocasia 'Sarian'

Alocasia 'Sarian'


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 'Sarian' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Alocasia 'Sarian' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Alocasia 'Sarian' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Alocasia 'Sarian' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Alocasia 'Sarian' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
@cjred avatar
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leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 6,260 XP
globe Downtown Core, Singapore
11/27/2021

Giant plant. Just a spidermite magnet

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Jadyn avatar
@Jadyn
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 341 XP
globe Okotoks, Alberta
08/15/2021

Love this plant, I bought it and another type of alocasia from a plant nursery when they where both very sick, after a few months and this plant almost dying it came back stronger then ever and is now putting out its 4th leaf in just 3-5 months

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Lauren avatar
@Lauren
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 61 XP
globe Fuquay-Varina, NC
08/10/2021

Very thirsty

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nicole avatar
@Nicole
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 51 XP
06/10/2021

Watch the lighting for this plant, bright indirect and water when it’s dry dry! The stems hold water and the plant will drip and droop and die otherwise lol

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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