Plant Care Pocket Plant
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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 atrovirens '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

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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.

FAQs
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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
Pearlybird avatar
@Pearlybird
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 159 XP
globe Rochester, New York
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, New York
08/11/2021

Super interesting, grows quickly, big roots

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

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