Plant Care Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

About Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

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 'Sumo'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Water

How often to water your Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Water needs for Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear 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 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in your home

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

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear 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 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

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

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Care Summary for Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear


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.

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