Alocasia, Elephant Ear (Green) - Plant

The elephant s ear is a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental house plant.
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About Alocasia

Elephant ear plants (Alocasia spp.) received their common name because their leaves look like green renditions of elephants ears. The plants can be kept indoors as house plants or grown outdoors.

The Elephant Ear plant is a Herbaceous Perennial, meaning that they grow from non-woody stems and will re-bloom each year. Elephant Ear plants are actually part of the Caladium familyThe elephant s ear is a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental house plant and is one of the easiest to find and buy from the Alocasia genus.

Different shades of green and yellow appear through the leaves when sun light hits the leaves which is an attractive sight.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Alocasia, Elephant Ear (Green),elephants ear
Maximum Reachable Height Height: 2.00 to 6.00 feet Spread: 2.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour Although flowers appear once in a while on a well looked after Alocasia, they are quite insignificant. The focus of this plant should be maintaining its beautiful foliage.
Bloom Time Rarely flowers
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • If elephant ear plants are starving for sunlight, their growth becomes stunted and their leaves may turn a bit pale or yellow.
  • If that happens to container-grown elephant ears, move them to a better lit area.
  • Too much sunlight, on the other hand, can burn the plants leaves.
  • Adjust your garden accordingly, either by moving the elephant ears or providing them some shade from a tree or other structure.
  • Alocasia care

    Plant in locations protected from strong winds after last frost date. Rhizomes/tuberous roots may be started indoors in pots or containers. After last frost date, pots may be sunk to the rim in the garden and containers may be set out on the patio. Water and fertilize regularly.

    Reduce watering in winter. Return to the garden in spring. Rhizomatous varieties are best left in pots year-round. Tuberous varieties may be planted directly in the garden in late spring. After first fall frost, dig and lift tubers, shake off loose soil, dry and store in cool, dry location for winter. May be grown as a house plant.

    Sunlight Partial sun shine
    Watering Elephant ears are water-loving plants. They need at least moist, organically rich soil, but constantly moist soil is preferable, especially in warm months. You can decrease your watering schedule for the plants in winter, when they don t need as much water as they do other times of the year.
    Soil Use a fast draining peat based potting mix.
    Temperature approximately 65-75F (18-24C )
    Fertilizer Feed with a diluted balanced fertilizer from spring every 2 weeks and stop at the end of August then start again at the beginning of spring.

    Alocasia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • These are tropical plants of the Arum family that are treasured for their decorative (and in some cases enormous) leaves
    • Closely related to Colocasia (taro), the plants of this genus feature heart to arrowhead-shaped leaves (12-36" long), each singly atop long and stout succulent stems

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When to repot Alocasia plant?

    These tropical foliage plants require repotting every year or two once they outgrow their pots and become root bound.

    Planting Alocasia bulbs?

    you can plant them directly into some well draining soil (preferably a little soil mixed with perlite and sand, or other loose and dry material). This is for the bulb not to rot when you water it, you'll just have to remember to water it quite frequently.

    When to plant Alocasia bulbs?

    Plant Alocasia bulbs in April/May

    How to trim Alocasia plant?

    Slice through the fleshy stem at the base of any yellow leaves with a serrated knife. Often all leaves on the plant are damaged. Cut back to the base of the plant, sawing through the base of the leaf petioles, or stems, with your knife, leaving the green trunk above the bulb

    Where to plant Alocasia?

    You can grow indoor or outdoor where indirect bright light is available.

    How to plant Alocasia odora?

    Light Needs vary from shade to full sunlight, depending on the variety. Ask the grower if the plant is sun-trained. Leaf color tends to be better among plants that grow best with more light. Soil Plant in loose, well-drained potting mix or a crumbly loamy soil. Try to let the top few inches of soil become nearly dry before watering. This will help keep it evenly moist. Soggy soil makes the plant susceptible to many fungal infections. Water Keep Alocasia plants moist all year; they are water-loving plants. There is a fine line with these plants. You want to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. They require less water during the winter months because the plant is dormant

    When do you repot Alocasia plant?

    These tropical foliage plants require repotting every year or two once they outgrow their pots and become root bound.

    How to propagate Alocasia plant?

    You can propagate Alocasia plant through bulbs.

    Why is my Alocasia plant dying?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    What is Alocasia plant?

    Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae.

    Why Alocasia plant leaves turning brown?

    This can be caused by a number of factors including over-watering, chemical burn from too much fertilizer, Root rot and dry stagnant air.

    How to plant Alocasia seeds?

    Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and then lightly dust them with a pinch of medium. Spray the top of the soil with a misting bottle and keep the medium lightly damp but not soggy. Once seedlings appear, which may be as long as 90 days after planting, move the tray to a location with indirect but bright light.



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 28 January 2020

    Plant was healthy and growing.Delivered in well packed protective method. Appreciable. Thank you

    Madhu Sudhan

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Attractive plants for pot culture

    Sriram Sena

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    Perfectly shipped with care... Live plant is healthy...

    AMit Saraf
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