Plant Care Elaphant Ears
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Elaphant Ears

Taxonomy

Philoddendron Giganteum
Philoddendron

How to care for Elaphant Ears

Water

How often to water your Elaphant Ears

Water needs for Elaphant Ears
0.5 cups
every 9

Elaphant Ears 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 Elaphant Ears

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Elaphant Ears in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elaphant Ears: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Elaphant 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Elaphant Ears

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

Care Summary for Elaphant Ears

Elaphant Ears

Elaphant Ears


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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