Plant Care Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

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 located in New Orleans, LA.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA

93% High

Growing Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in New Orleans, LA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

June 13th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in New Orleans, LA

Sunlight intensity will increase by 5.1% ☀️

June 13th, 2021

New Orleans is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to increase by 5.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.4 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in New Orleans, LA

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

June 13th, 2021

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 11.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of…

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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 New Orleans, LA ☀️.️

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

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.

When to repot Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear

Nutrient needs for plant Alocasia 'Sumo' Elephant Ear in New Orleans, LA

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

June 12th, 2021

The growing potential in New Orleans 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 a…

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

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