Elephant Ear

Elephant's Ear
Elephant Ear, also known as Alocasia are a beautiful and stunning houseplant. They often feature dark, shield-shaped leaves that accentuate the white veins running throughout them. The will occasionally flower sending up a calla like bloom. They are perfect for high humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. 

Growing Tips

Watering:

The best way to water Elephant’s Ear is to test the top two inches of soil. If it is dry, it is time to add water. Make sure not to soak the soil.

Sunlight:

Elephant’s Ear love bright indirect sun. Direct sun can cause leaves to burn. 

Temperature:

Elephant’s Ear love humidity and usually prefer temperatures between 15 and 26 degrees Celsius. They become dormant and drop their leaves if exposed to temperatures below 15 deg C for too long. Keep them away from air conditioners and cold drafts. 

Plant Food:

Elephant's Ear like to be fertilized a couple of times a year. The best seasons are spring and summer, using a designated houseplant fertilizer. 

Animal Concerns:

Elephant’s Ear are toxic to animals. They create calcium oxalates which can create and oral irritation, swelling and vomiting if ingested.