ALOCASLA SANDER1ANA Araceae ELEPHANT ’S-EAR Plant Care benifits Benifits Guide

Alocasias are not difficult to find, and they are worth looking for if you want a spectacular specimen plant. The erect, thick stems of Alocasia sanderiana carry arrow-shaped leaves 12-16in/30-40cm long and 6in/15cm wide. 


They are metallic silver-green, broken by yellowish gray veining, with scalloped edges and a thin white margin; the undersides have a purplish tinge. The rather insignificant petalless flowers are held on a spadix within a typical arumlike spathe.


            This attention-grabbing plant is, unfortunately, not really happy in normal room conditions and should be returned to a greenhouse to recuperate after a few months. Alocasia sanderiana indoor house plant pic
A rest period is essential in winter, during which the soil should be allowed to become almost dry between waterings, and feeding can cease completely.Alocasia sanderiana indoor plant
HEIGHT To 30in/76cm with a similar spread.
POTTING MIX Soil-based, with added peat moss or leaf mold. 


REPOTTING Annually in spring.
PROPAGATION In spring, by division; by potting up the suckers; or by taking cuttings of the rhizomes.
KEEPING PLANTS Equally good as a solitary specimen plant or as part of a group of houseplants.



  • Bright light preferred; avoid direct sunlight in summer. 
  • Minimum of 65°F/18°C in winter; warm room temperature at other times, preferably above 70°F/21°C. 
  • Keep the soil moist during the active growth period; reduce watering in winter. 
  • Humidity is appreciated; so mist the leaves frequently, and stand the plant on moist pebbles.
  • Feed every 2 weeks with a weak liquid fertilizer.

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