Plant Care Elephant Ear Philodendron
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Elephant Ear Philodendron

4.7 out of 5 (10 experiences)

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

Also known as

Giganteum and Giant Philodendron

Taxonomy

philodendron giganteum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Elephant Ear Philodendron

Water

How often to water your Elephant Ear Philodendron

Water needs for Elephant Ear Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 12

Elephant Ear Philodendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Elephant Ear Philodendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elephant Ear Philodendron: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Elephant Ear Philodendron can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Elephant Ear Philodendron

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Elephant Ear Philodendron

Elephant Ear Philodendron

Elephant Ear Philodendron


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Elephant Ear Philodendron has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Lilycox avatar
@Lilycox
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 837 XP
globe Greta, New South Wales
08/16/2021

It hasn’t died yet.

Survivor Survivor
Whitneylinae avatar
@Whitneylinae
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 1,335 XP
05/20/2021

Grew this from a bulb and it’s getting its second leaf

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Lalawilk365 avatar
@Lalawilk365
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe McKinney, Texas
03/13/2021

Love my EE plant. She’s fussy sometimes and likes a lot of humidity, light and water. I have so many new babies. Can’t wait for spring and summer to propagate!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Bellyboo avatar
@Bellyboo
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 543 XP
globe Riverview, Florida
03/11/2021

I snatched it from the mall in November where it was dying and it completely died but then came back and has popped out a new leaf every other week for the past 2 months

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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