Alocasia x amazonica ( Alocasia Polly, Elephant Ears, African Mask)
Alocasia Polly gives us a real tropical vibe. The dramatic arrowhead shaped leaves are a rich dark green with silvery-white veining throughout. This stark contrast makes the leaf really pop. The striking foliage of the Alocasia Polly is reason alone to make this plant an addition to your collection. Alocasias are fast growing plants that are fairly tolerant to lower light spaces. They will significantly slow down their growth in the winter months, but don’t be discouraged. Keep it in a warm spot in your home and it will make a comeback when spring rolls around.
Light: Tolerant of lower light spaces but as we always say, 'low light isn’t no light'. Your tropical plants will generally grow faster, bloom more often, or show more variegation when given bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can cause scorching of the leaves.
Water: Allow soil to partially dry out between watering, water when the first inch or two of soil is dry. Don’t skip too many waterings with Alocasia, their leaves will brown on the edges. Be careful not to overwater these plants, make sure soil is moist but not soggy, and don't allow the roots to sit in water. Saturated soil can cause root rot.
Humidity: Alocasia Polly are tropical plants that love humidity. If you live in an arid climate you may consider adding moisture to your space through a pebble tray, grouping plants, or adding a humidifier to the space or room.
NOTE: Alocasia are toxic if ingested and should be kept away from children and pets.
*sold in a 6" nursery pot*