Plant name - Alocasia amazonica Polly - Elephant Ear
Pot size - 12cm
Height and Growth Rate: 30-60cm. Alocasia are fast growing in the right conditions.
Light: Thrives best in well lit, bright conditions, however direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the compost moist with warm water. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Little and often is a good approach.
Temperature: Needs to be kept warm, ideally between 18-22°C.
Humidity: Needs a moist environment with above average humidity. Stand on a pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it near the shower or in the kitchen or bathroom for a while to give it an occasional boost if required.
Feed: Apply a slow release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
Description: A gorgeous plant with stunning dark green leaves that really make the deep silver-white veins stand out. The leaves can grow to an astounding 30cm in length, adding a contemporary design quality to indoor spaces.
Care Tips: Alocasia have a dormant period where leaves will fade and die so do not be alarmed when this happens. During this period, the plants will require less water, so simply moisten the soil from time to time.
Toxicity: These plants are harmful if eaten end and are a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.