Plant Care Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear


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How to care for Elephant Ear

💦 Water

How often to water your Elephant Ear

Water needs for Elephant Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Elephant Ear

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Elephant Ear in your home

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

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Elephant Ear in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Elephant Ear

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

Care Summary for Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

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.

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