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Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants for Sale Online
Elephant Ear (Alocasia Odora 'California') is a tropical patio plant known for its gigantic leaves. Upright Elephant Ear or Night Scented Elephant Ear has large, heart-shaped foliage with glossy green leaves and ruffled edges. When you buy your Alocasia Odora online, place it somewhere on a patio or deck that receives full sun to partial shade. These heat-loving tropical plants love the sun but require frequent watering during their growing season. Elephant Ear is the perfect patio plant that will make your outdoor living space a lush tropical oasis due to its gigantic and full foliage. Alocasia is a clean air plant, so when you bring it in for the winter, it will work to clear your home of toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene.
|Mature Height:||4 to 8 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright, direct light|
|Foliage:||Glossy green leaves|
|Soil Condition:||Regular potting mix|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to stay slightly moist|
|Uses:||Efficient at cleaning air indoors, does well in most spaces|
How to Care for Elephant Ear Plant
Before you buy a Alocasia Elephant Ear, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What is the best light for Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants perform well in fluorescent light like office buildings or atriums or anywhere away from direct light. They can handle the bright, indirect light found in a northern or partially shaded eastern windowsill. Western or southern exposure would work as long as the plant is away from the window or the window is well shaded. More bright, indirect light will produce more blooms whereas plants kept in lower light conditions will typically flower less often.
How do I water Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants likes to stay slightly moist, not too wet or too dry. Too many yellow leaves means the plant is staying wet too often, whereas brown tips on the leaves means it has been kept too dry. They recover well from drying out occasionally. Some owners wait until they see Elephant Ear wilt, making it clear when the plant absolutely needs water. Wilting can also be caused by the plant staying too wet; check the soil condition before watering excessively.
How do I fertilize Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Alocasia Elephant Ear. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
What is the best soil for Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants do best in soil that stays slightly moist. Regular potting mix works well, try to keep the soil from drying out too much that it compacts, as it can be difficult to rehydrate. Elephant Ear plants also do well if grown exclusively in water without soil, and are frequently found on green walls (living, planted walls).