The Best Way to Water Your Elephant ear

The Best Way to Water Your Elephant ear

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How to water

Feel the soil, the top layer (about 2 inches) should be dry before giving more water. If the soil is still wet you risk giving the plant too much water and it can rot.

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Elephant Ear

Water over the soil

  1. Pour water over the soil or put the plant directly under a tap

  2. Continue adding water to the pot until it starts to run out from the drainage holes

  3. If you have a tray under the pot, make sure you remove all the collected water afterwards - never let your plant sit in water

  4. If you watered under the tap make sure that water has stopped running out from the bottom before putting it back

Even if the Elephant ear likes consistent moisture they still like to dry up just slightly between waterings. — Planta tip

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Bottom watering

  1. Fill the plant tray with water

  2. Make sure the soil is in contact with the water on the tray

  3. Wait for about 10 minutes

  4. Feel the soil to see if it absorbed enough water —> if the soil is moist throughout, remove any excess water from the tray

  5. If it’s still dry —> add more water to the tray

  6. Wait 20 more minutes before removing the excess


Bottom watering will not wash away salts and other minerals from the soil, so make sure to also give water over the soil every now and then.

Water bath

  1. Fill a bucket with lukewarm water

  2. Lower the whole pot down into the water, stop where the stem of the plant starts. Make sure all of the soil is under water

  3. The water will start to bubble - wait until it stopped

  4. Lift the pot up and let the excess drain off

  5. Put the plant back in the cachepot or tray

  6. After 1 hour, check that the plant isn’t standing in water. If it is, it might get overwatered and rot