Plant Care Polly Plant

Polly Plant

3.5 out of 5 (33 experiences)

Polly Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Polly Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Alocasia Polly and Elephants Ear


Alocasia amazonica

How to care for Polly Plant


How often to water your Polly Plant

Water needs for Polly Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Polly 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 Polly Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Polly Plant in your home

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

Polly 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.

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How to fertilize Polly Plant

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

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Care Summary for Polly Plant

Polly Plant

Polly Plant

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

Polly Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 22
Polly Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Polly Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 8
Polly Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Polly Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Polly Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Benyuh avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 131 XP
globe Elmira, Ontario

He has lovely leaves, I like him very much. He is cute.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mkrull13 avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 265 XP
globe Fairfax, Virginia

Not pet friendly and very temperamental! I moved and 2/3 leaves yellowed and died.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 10,784 XP
globe Austin, Texas

Very pretty ! Easy with Greg’s advice!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cmcconnachie avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,114 XP
globe Charlotte, North Carolina

More temperamental than all my other plants. Steadily dropped leaves until I realized her roots were bound, so I unbound them and she dropped more.

Browns easily Browns easily
S.vogel avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 430 XP

It’s a rewarding plant but over time. They have a dormancy period and can drop all their leaves on you. They love humidity and bright indirect sunlight.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Cjsplanties avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 841 XP

Unlike some other alocasias this one seems to be pretty drought resistant.

Leaves on my plant grow moderately slowly in my east facing window. My plant prefers to not have direct sunlight and tends to burn easily and mine tends to prefers high humidity and heat.

Would recommend getting a humidity meter and humidifier for these plants!

Mine tends to attract pests, and tends to require me to check on it frequently.

I wipe the leaves down 2x week, normally with neem oil! I’m my experience it helps maintain a pest free plant!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Venusthightrap avatar
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 1,821 XP
globe Lexington, Virginia

I have not had much luck with this plant. She’s dropped all but one leaf and I can’t seem to keep that one leaf happy. I’ve tried so many different remedies but maybe this plant just isn’t meant for me!

Browns easily Browns easily
Katiegarcia avatar
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 329 XP
globe Roseville, California

Ughhhhhhhhhhh I killed the first one I had but I think it was dying before I got it anyways my new one got spidermite that I got rid of quickly by just washing the plant. It hasn’t given me any new leaves which is sad. The amount it says to water here doesn’t seem like enough I though they like to be pretty moist I water mine at least once a week and it’s not dying so I think that’s a good sign.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Bellyboo avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 543 XP
globe Riverview, Florida

It’s pretty but it’s had bugs twice and I’m on the verge of giving her up for adoption

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Martin avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 3,390 XP
globe New York

This plant looks like dinosaur breakfast. I love it.

I found spider mites on this plant and caught them early enough! I was shocked I was able to get rid of them.

I cleaned the leaves immediately and sprayed some trifecta crop control natural pesticide (from Amazon).

Lush leaves, pest magnet and survivor describe my Polly plant to a tee.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Urbanjungle avatar
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 1,430 XP
globe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This plant has given me such a headache. I overwatered it the first day over a month and a half ago and I swear the soil still is not dry in a terra-cotta pot with drainage and perfectly aerated. I lost a ton of leaves and the surviving gives are thinning out. But all that said it looks like it’s putting up a fight. I hope it pulls through. Because it was gorgeous when I got delivered.

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