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Elephant ear is not doing well

chloe.mason.graychloe.mason.gray Posts: 10
edited March 2019 in Plants
I have a new elephant ear (I think it's an Alocasia Borneo King). It doesn't seem very happy. Several of its leaves have turned yellow and fallen, and a few more look like they are headed in that direction. Some of the tips and edges are turning yellow/brown as well. I was told by the person who sold it to me to water it once per week with 2-3 liters of water, which I've been doing. The plant is outdoors on a covered balcony, and it gets direct sun in the mornings and then shaded light for the rest of the day.

Any tips for how to improve its health?


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,613
    Firstly, is it warm enough out on the balcony? It's a tropical plant so it needs warmth, not just frost-free.
    Secondly, does the pot have drainage holes? If not, it could be waterlogged in the bottom which will kill the roots.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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