The Alocasia is a very special houseplant. This houseplant is recognised by its unusual shape leaves. This houseplant is an enrichment to any interior. When you give this houseplant love, it will give it back. Place this houseplant in the right spot and it will regularly produce beautiful large leaves. It will do this mainly in spring and summer. In autumn and winter, it is less likely to produce new leaves!
Caring for Alocasia (Elephant ear)
How do I make sure I can enjoy my Alocasia for as long as possible? Besides giving it enough love, my Alocasia obviously needs to be watered and in the right place. Once you have mastered the care of the Elephant ear, you can enjoy the beautiful Alocasia plant for many years. Should you want advice on care, we can always help you with this. Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we will help you further to find the perfect pot + plant for your space! To at least get you started, we have some care tips for the Alocasia. This way you can enjoy your Elephant ear as long as possible!
Watering Alocasia (Elephant ear)
With Wickplants, it's many times easier. How? With the unique watering system from Wickplants, your Alocasia will never again get too much or too little water. The plant takes care of itself. The Alocasia is equipped with a wick. When the houseplant is thirsty, it draws its water from the water reservoir by means of the wick. So you never have to worry about the Alocasia needing more water in summer than in winter. All you have to do is top up the water reservoir. When should I refill the water reservoir? When the red bar in the water meter starts to drop down, the water reservoir needs refilling. This way, your Alocasia gets the right amount of water, which it decides for itself!
Location of Alocasia (Elephant ear)
What else do I need to do to keep my Alocasia beautiful for as long as possible? With Wickplants, the right position is very important to enjoy your new houseplant for a long time. Watering is a thing of the past, but it needs to be in the right spot. What is the right spot for my Alocasia? This beautiful houseplant needs a bright spot without direct sunlight. In these conditions, the Elephant Ear will become a beautiful healthy plant. Should it happen that the plant grows towards the light, it does not get enough light. In this case, move the plant to a slightly lighter location. It is possible that the leaves will burn if you place the plant in direct sunlight. A spot close to the window, will ensure that this houseplant remains most beautiful and gives lots of new leaves in spring and summer!
Alocasia (Elephant ear) pruning
The Alocasia is a houseplant that shed its older leaves. The lower leaves will turn brown. You can prune these old leaves by cutting them off as close to the stem as possible. After a while, the last part of the stem, which you cannot cut off, will dry out and you can then easily remove this. By removing the old leaves, the Elephant Ear will produce new healthy leaves. You can also prune back the Alocasia when it gets too big for its spot. This can be done in the same way as removing the old leaves.
Feeding Alocasia (Elephant ear)
The soil of the Alocasia contains nutrients. After 15 weeks, the Alocasia has often used up these nutrients. After this period, the Alocasia will enjoy getting some nutrition. Take care! Only give the Alocasia some extra nutrition in spring and summer! In autumn and winter, the Alocasia is in a dormant state. Then extra feeding can even be harmful for this houseplant. So only give it extra nutrition in spring and summer!
Is the Alocasia (Elephant ear) poisonous?
The juice of the Alocasia can cause irritation on the skin. Because of this, we do not recommend consuming the Elephant ear. Also be careful when pruning the Alocasia to ensure that the sap does not get on the skin. However, the leaves of the Alocasia are used in various dishes, but this should be done properly. Also, the rhizomes of the Alocasia are considered a delicacy in Asia. This is first cooked and then eaten. We don't recommend trying this at home though!
Types of Alocasia (Elephant ear)
What types of Alocasia does Wickplants have in its range? Wickplants offers the Alocasia Portodora, Alocasia Zebrina and Alocasia Wentii. These Alocasia species are available in different heights!
The Alocasia Portodora will immediately attract attention in any room with its fresh green, frayed leaves. This unique houseplant is nicknamed 'Elephant's Ear' due to the shape of its leaves, which resembles an elephant's ear. Care for the Alocasia Portodora is the same as described above. Are you curious whether the Alocasia Portodora is a good houseplant for your space? Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant!
The Alocasia Zebrina is an enrichment for any interior. With its unusual large leaves and zebra-like stems, this houseplant is a real eye-catcher. The Alocasia Zebrina is also known as the Elephant's Ear due to its unusual large leaves. Care for the Alocasia Zebrina is the same as described above. Are you curious if the Alocasia Zebrina is a good houseplant for your space? Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant!
In nature, the Alocasia Wentii is often used as an umbrella during a topical shower. This is because the leaves of this cool houseplant can grow up to a metre long. This is where the Alocasia gets its nickname 'Elephant Ear'. Care for the Alocasia Wentii is the same as described above. Are you curious if the Alocasia Wentii is a good houseplant for your space? Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant!
Buy Alocasia (Elephant ear) at Wickplants
Are you looking for an Alocasia that you can never water too much or too little again? Then you've come to the right place at Wickplants! You obviously want a beautiful fresh Alocasia. That's a good thing! We work directly with the best growers to guarantee the freshness of our houseplants. Wickplants strives to ship healthy and high-quality houseplants every day. So buy your Elephant ear easily through the Wickplants website!
Want to buy the Alocasia you like best? We understand! Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant! We can send you photos of different Alocasia specimens. Please note! We only do this for Elephant ear plants of at least 100 cm. The Alocasia you choose will be sent directly to your home. Buy your Alocasia here and enjoy your new houseplant carefree, never over- or underwatered again thanks to Wickplants' unique watering system!