Tiny Dancer Alocasia

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  • Unique Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 14-20 inches

Gaining notoriety because of its unique, cup-shaped leaves, Tiny Dancer Alocasia makes an excellent addition near a bright window or in a terrarium. This fast-growing petite elephant ear has vibrant green leaves with curled edges atop slender petioles. Like other Alocasias, Tiny Dancer thrives in bright, indirect light, and requires little more care than regular watering and humidity. Tiny Dancer Alocasia is considered toxic to pets and humans alike, so take care when placing it in a home with curious pets and children. 

Best Locations For Growing Tiny Dancer Alocasia

Tiny Dancer Alocasia will thrive in a spot with bright, indirect light. Because of its need for higher humidity and frequent watering, Tiny Dancer Alocasia may do well in a bright bathroom or kitchen where it can be watered easily. Alocasias are among the plants considered best for air purification, making them a beneficial addition to your home.

Tiny Dancer Alocasia Sunlight Requirements

Alocasias generally grow best when they have access to consistent, bright, filtered light, and Tiny Dancer is no exception. Place this elephant ear in front of a north- or east-facing window, or slightly away from a south- or west-facing window, protected from intense afternoon sun to prevent the leaves from burning. To keep its growth even, regularly turn the pot so that each side has access to light. 

Tiny Dancer Alocasia Care

Tiny Dancer Alocasia can stay in the same pot for up to two years before needing to be repotted. When choosing soil and a pot for Alocasias, opt for high-quality airy soils that allow for drainage. Alocasia rhizomes are large and fleshy, prone to root rot when kept too wet for too long. Tiny Dancer Alocasia prefers high humidity, so provide it with a pebble tray or humidifier, or mist the leaves regularly, especially in drier months. This Alocasia is particularly sensitive to cold, so be sure to keep it away from chilly drafts and cold windows. 

Watering Tiny Dancer Alocasia

Like many Alocasias, Tiny Dancer prefers soil that is well-draining and moist. While Tiny Dancer Alocasia likes moisture, it will not tolerate soggy soil. Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry before watering deeply, until water comes out the drainage holes. If the soil dries too much, the leaf edges will turn brown and crispy. Watering needs will change depending on lighting, humidity, temperature, and the season, so always feel the soil before watering. 

Feeding Tiny Dancer Alocasia

During the spring and summer months, provide Tiny Dancer Alocasia with regular fertilizer, adding a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer to its water once a month. It is not necessary to fertilize in the winter as indoor plants tend to go dormant or grow at slower rates.

Tiny Dancer Alocasia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Medium
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 14-20 inches
Mature Spread: 11-18 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, White
Flower Shade/Description: Green, White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Tiny Dancer Alocasia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Alocasia 'Tiny Dancer'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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