Plant Care Arrowleaf Elephant Ear
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Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Arrowleaf Elephant Ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Arrowleaf Elephant Ear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

American Taro

Taxonomy

Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Xanthosoma
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Arrowleaf Elephant Ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Arrowleaf Elephant Ear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Arrowleaf Elephant Ear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Arrowleaf Elephant Ear has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2

How to care for Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

Water

How often to water your Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

Water needs for Arrowleaf Elephant Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Arrowleaf 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 Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Arrowleaf Elephant Ear in your home

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

Arrowleaf 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 Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

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

Care Summary for Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

Arrowleaf Elephant Ear

Arrowleaf 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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