We love the amazing arrow-shaped leaves and green veins of the elephant ear, so unique! The perfect statement plant that we promise you will never tire of.
Difficulty level – easy
Bright, indirect sunlight. These guys love a warm humid environment so keep him out of a cold bathroom and away from your air con.
Keep the soil moist but not saturated or soggy, allowing the soil to dry out 2 inches from the top. Give them a spritz of water regularly to create a more humid environment, or add pebbles to the drip tray and some water for the same effect.
Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) once a month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch him sprout fresh new leaves.
Use a soil moisture metre to check how damp the soil is rather than digging with your finger.
Watch out! This guy is toxic to pets and mini me’s if eaten.
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