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Dwarf Elephant's Ear

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Pot Type
Size chart
Choose a Nursery / Grow Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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Scientific Name: Alocasia Gageana California
Synonyms: Elephants ear , Dwarf Alocasia, Dwarf Taro

  • Elegant deep green foliage with dark purple undersides
  • Will grow into a large statement specimen
  • Gorgeous tropical foliage
  • Adores bright humid conditions
  • Plant level: Intermediate 

This Alocasia Gageana is a renowned Elephants Ear, which originates from Myanmar and is highly valued for its statuesque appearance and its ability to impart a tropical atmosphere in any environment.

Revered for its dazzlingly ruffled light-hued leaves, Dwarf Elephant's Ear  with leaves that grow up to 50cm long and approximately 1.2m tall, in comparison to many varieties of Elephant's Ear that can reach 2m in height.

Alocasia varieties, such as Dwarf Elephant's Ear, can easily be grown as houseplants and will flourish indoors with appropriate care and maintenance, providing an attractive tropical ambience. These varieties boast a vivid pop of colour and may be displayed alone to create a dramatic effect or jointly with other plants to diversify texture, tone, and aesthetic.

Provide your Dwarf Elephants Ear houseplant with a warm brightly lit location but be sure not to expose it to direct sunlight during the harshest part of the day, early morning soft light is ideal, as this can damage the glossy textured leaves. This enchanter is also very fond of high humidity, so if you have a warm bright bathroom, this will be a great location. 

Make your Dwarf Elephant's standout in the crowd with these styling tips:

Pair with a planter of choice, be it a bold statement to draw in onlookers or a contemporary simplicity to add a touch of elegance, this gorgeous plant will look good however it is dressed up.

Follow these care instructions to keep your Elephant's Ear happy & healthy.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but not saturated, and ensure that the drainage is good. During winter reduce watering and allow the plant to dry out slightly.
Light: Bright, indirect light, keep away from direct sunlight.
Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment and good airflow. Normal room humidity should be fine but will enjoy a bright bathroom.
Fertilize: Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn. Avoid feeding in winter as this can lead to weak leggy growth.

For detailed care have a look at our Elephants Ear Care Instructions.

Please note: Elephants Ears can cause digestive discomfort if eaten, keep out of reach of children and pets.

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We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus, Springbok, etc)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 5-8 days (rest of SA).


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