Alocasia x amazonica
Elephant’s ears like hot, steamy conditions and have impressive, veined, dark green leaves.
HOW NOT TO KILL IT
Keep the plant at a temperature of 65-70F (18-21C) all year round. Avoid placing it near heat registers, air condition vents, and cold drafts.
Keep the plant out of direct sun in summer – a partially shaded spot is best is best. In winter, move it to a brighter spot.
WATERING + FEEDING
Keep the potting mix moist (but not soggy) by watering lightly every few days. Use distilled, filtered, or rainwater that is lukewarm. Feed once a month during spring and summer. Water more sparingly in winter.
Alocasias love high humidity, so set the plant on a pebble-filled tray of water and mist the leaves frequently. Ensure that the pot has good drainage. Repot in spring, but only if the roots are significantly outgrowing the pot.
BROWN PATCHES ON THE LEAVES?
This is sunburn.
SAVE IT: Move your plant to a more shaded spot, out of direct sunlight.