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Alocasia, Elephant Ear (Green) - Plant

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

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1Alocasia, Elephant Ear (Green) - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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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 pop

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?

    When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July.

    Planting Alocasia bulbs?

    To grow plant through bulbs consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow bulbs make a hole about 2-3 inch in soil, place bulbs in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light for germination. Seeds will germinate within a 3-4 week. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant Alocasia bulbs?

    To plant Alocasia bulbs April-May month is best suited.

    How to trim Alocasia plant?

    Alocasia plant need little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear.

    Where to plant Alocasia?

    You can grow indoor or outdoor where 1. Direct or indirect bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day is available. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant Alocasia odora?

    To plant Alocasia odora consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct or indirect bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    How to propagate Alocasia plant?

    You can propagate Alocasia plant through bulbs. 1. Select healthy and well developed last year bulbs to propagate 2. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 3. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow bulbs make a hole about 2-3 inch in soil, place bulbs in it, cover with soil and apply water. 4. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 5. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Bulbs will germinate within a 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why is my Alocasia plant dying?

    The main reasons of dying Alocasia plant are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

    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?

    The main reasons of leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

    How to plant Alocasia seeds?

    To grow Alocasia plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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