Hardy Elephant Ears
4.6 out of 5 (5 experiences)
Also known as
New Guinea Shield, New Guinea Shield, Went's Hardy Elephant Ears, Giant Elephant Ear and Dwarf Elephant's Ear
How to care for Hardy Elephant Ears
Hardy Elephant Ears 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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Hardy Elephant Ears 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 Hardy Elephant Ears after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant is fairly low maintenance and pretty- great for beginner plant parents! :) Just make sure that you don’t place in it bright direct sunlight for too long or brown spots can start appearing. On average a new leaf grows every 2 weeks in good conditions.