Plant Care Pocket Plant

Pocket Plant

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Pocket Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Pocket Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

Also known as

Mickey Mouse Taro, Mickey Mouse Taro, Mouse Cup and Mouse-cup Taro

Taxonomy

Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Variegatum Monstrosum'
Xanthosoma
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Pocket Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Pocket Plant

Water needs for Pocket Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Pocket Plant 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 Pocket Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Mickey Mouse Taro in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pocket Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pocket Plant 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pocket Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pocket Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Pocket Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Mickey Mouse Taro Water Frequency →

Mickey Mouse Taro Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pocket Plant may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Mickey Mouse Taro Light Requirements →

Mickey Mouse Taro Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Pocket Plant

Pocket Plant

Pocket Plant


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.

What other plant parents say

Pocket Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Pocket Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Pocket Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Pocket Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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@@PearlyBird
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 552 XP
globe Rochester, NY
09/20/2021

Its a beautiful plant but I’ve had it for four days and it appears to be attracting the ire of all the cardinal winds simultaneously. This dumbass plant has everything wrong with it all of the time.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
@owenwist avatar
@@owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, NY
08/11/2021

Super interesting, grows quickly, big roots

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

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