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How much water does my Elephant's ear need?

Elephant's ear
Alocasia micholitziana
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After waiting for the first several layers of soil surrounding your Elephant's ear’s root to become dry(top half of the soil), it is time to add enough water to make them moist again. The amount of water it takes to achieve that goal depends on if you use a container, how large that container is, and how large your plant itself is. For a small Elephant's ear growing in a small to a medium-sized container, one to two cups may be enough to dampen the soil sufficiently. As you would expect, the volume of water you supply should increase for a larger plant. The best way to make sure your plant has received enough water is to stick your finger or a trowel into the soil and feel whether it is entirely moist. Alternatively, you can water until you see excess water draining from the holes at the bottom of your container.
Elephant's ear (Alocasia micholitziana)
Elephant's ear
A species of Elephant's-ears
Botanical name: Alocasia micholitziana
Genus: Elephant's-ears
Description
Elephant's ear (Alocasia micholitziana) is most often cultivated as a houseplant for its distinctive foliage. The large, angular leaves are dark green with prominent white veins and can grow up to 30 cm long. Although the plant can flower, it does so rarely unless kept in very humid conditions.
Garden Use
Plants of genus Alocasia are usually grown in green spaces, wall corners, or gardens for interior and exterior decoration. Their very distinctive leaves are shaped like arrows or hearts and have prominent veins. Leaves may have black, dark purple, or bronze markings. In some species, they can grow up to 4 to 5 m high. Their tall green or mottled-striped stems and peculiar leaves make these plants an excellent choice for interior and exterior decoration.
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