Plant Care Night-Scented Lily

Night-Scented Lily

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Night-Scented Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Night-Scented Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

'Giant Elephant Ear'


Alocasia odora

How to care for Night-Scented Lily


How often to water your Night-Scented Lily

Water needs for Night-Scented Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Night-Scented Lily 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 Night-Scented Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Night-Scented Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Night-Scented Lily: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Night-Scented Lily 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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How to fertilize Night-Scented Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Night-Scented Lily: 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 Night-Scented Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Night-Scented Lily

Night-Scented Lily

Night-Scented Lily

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.

What other plant parents say

Night-Scented Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Night-Scented Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Night-Scented Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Night-Scented Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Night-Scented Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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I love the ginormous leaves this guy has, makes any room have a tropical feel! Also easy to take care of in my opinion, especially compared to other alocasia’s I have. Definitely recommend picking up this beauty if you see it at the nursery!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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