4.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)
Also known as
Jewel Alocasia and Cuprea
What other plant parents say
These guys are super prone to a number of pests but Jimmy has recovered from probably 5 separate infestations with no problem. They like A LOT of light and their super delicate leaves will tell you…
I ordered a baby elephant plant from a seller living in Florida. One of the leaves had turned yellow and I thought this baby would die but with some TLC it’s growing a new leaf!
This plant needs to be misted and it needs high humidity! Ends can brown pretty easily but supposedly if you mist it enough that won’t happen.
I love this plant so much. The leaves are bigger than my face! I’m surprised at how fast it is growing in the winter.
How to care for Elephant's Ear
Elephant's Ear needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Elephant's 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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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's Ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.