Plant Care Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

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About Tiny Dancer

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! ⚠️


Alocasia 'Tiny Dancer'

Also known as

Alocasia hybrid 'Tiny Dancer'

How to care for Tiny Dancer


How often to water your Tiny Dancer

Water needs for Tiny Dancer
0.5 cups
every 9

Tiny Dancer 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 Tiny Dancer

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.

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Finding light for Tiny Dancer in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tiny Dancer: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tiny Dancer 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 Tiny Dancer in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Tiny Dancer

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

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Care Summary for Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

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Beautiful plant but have had an on going problem keeping pests away from it. Had to be in plant-quarantine a couple times 🥲 it’s a trooper though!

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