Plant Care Alocasia Mirror Face

Alocasia Mirror Face

About Alocasia Mirror Face

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 sinuata 'Mirror Face'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Alocasia 'Mirror Face' and Alocasia sinuta 'Mirror Face'

How to care for Alocasia Mirror Face

Water

How often to water your Alocasia Mirror Face

Water needs for Alocasia Mirror Face
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia Mirror Face 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 York.

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 Mirror Face

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Alocasia Mirror Face in New York

New York, New York

30% Very Low

Growing Alocasia Mirror Face in New York right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia Mirror Face in New York

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Alocasia Mirror Face in New York

Sunlight will increase by 38.1% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Alocasia Mirror Face in New York

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 30th, 2023

This month, New York is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Alocasia Mirror Face in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alocasia Mirror Face: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alocasia Mirror Face 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 York ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Alocasia Mirror Face

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

When to repot Alocasia Mirror Face

Nutrient needs for plant Alocasia Mirror Face in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in New York 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 repo…

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Care Summary for Alocasia Mirror Face

Alocasia Mirror Face

Alocasia Mirror Face


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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