Elephant ear dropping suddenly


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Hi everyone,
We would like to ask your point of view and expertise regarding our elephant ear plant.
We have lost one leaf months ago after it starter drooping when a new leaf arrived.
For info, but we don't think that is the reason but last month we also added for the first time some fertiliser recommended from our garden center.

As you can see on the pictures we have two leaves that are drooping and becoming yellow. There are two parts, one main trunk with the 6 leaves and there is another one with only 1 leaf (we had to cut one leaf off this week).
Would you have any idea why this could be happening? It seems that there is another leaf growing on the main plant.
The plant is located close to a windows and we water it once a week depending if the soil is dry.

Also, we were wondering if we should separate both plants into different pots. Would you recommend for us to do that? Would it damage the plants?

Many thanks in advance for your helps.
Take care, stay safe.

Deana & Adrien
 

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Over time your plant will let go of a leaf or two and not anything to worry about. Its when the newest leaves start turning yellow you would have a problem. I wouldn't do a division because it could slow the growth down and be risky. Don't add any fertilizer because it doesn't need any. Some people like to gently remove the top 1/2 inch of soil without hurting or disturbing the roots and add a 1/2 inch of mild potting mix back on top. That way the plant will get nutrients very slow from the new fresh 1/2 inch top dressing of new soil. Your Alocasia Polly is pretty.
 
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Don't let her get too dry, be sure and water until a little water comes out the bottom of the pot and then allow the top inch to dry before watering again.
 
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Hi Oneeye,
Thank you for your answers! We cut both leaves and two new ones are growing!
Take care.
A&D
 
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Hi,
Just to give an update on the plant.
It was not a new leaf that was growing but a flower (see the picture).
Unfortunately from the 7 leaves we had, 4 died and currently as you can see on the picture the stem is getting wrinkled/dry which was a sign on the other too. It looks like 2 others ones will die too.
We will have only 1 leaf left.
Any idea why? Is it normal?
Please help us save this beauty.
Regards,
Adrien
 

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Alocasia Plant
Tip the plant out of the container and get a good look and feel of the roots. You are over or under watering and its very hard with this type of plant to know which, just from looking. So the only way to know, is to get it out of the container to get a look and a feel. When someone else looks at your plant they can't tell the difference, unless they specialize in these type plants. You are the only one that can tell which measure of water is causing this stress to the plant. As long as the plant is growing, it can regrow new leaves if the soil conditions and water management are good. So the most important thing you can do with your Alocasia is to learn the best water management program for it.
When you tip the plant out of the container, if the soil crumbles its too dry and if the soil is mushy, its too wet. Then you can change the watering to match whats in the best interest of the plant. I hope that helps.
 
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We carefully remove the plant from the pot.
Sadly and surprisingly it seems that it was underwatering as the middle of the pot was pretty dry.
As the pictures show some roots are very thin and fragile maybe due to underwatering.
We watered the soil, and repotted the plant. As soon as we can buy new soil we will.
We also found some sort of seed, we need to look up if and how we can use them to grow new leaves.
Thanks for your messages.
A&D
 

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