Plant Care Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear


Alocasia 'Sumo'

How to care for Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear


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 located in Houston, TX.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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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 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in Houston, TX

Houston, TX

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Growing Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in Houston, TX

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 13th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in Houston, TX

Sunlight intensity will increase by 4.9% ☀️

June 13th, 2021

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 4.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in Houston, TX

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

June 13th, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 10.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of day…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Houston, TX ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear thrive 🌿!


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.

When to repot Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Nutrient needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in Houston, TX

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 12th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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