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Alocasia Polly

SCENTIFIC NAME: Alocasia Amazonica

KNOWN AS: Amazon Elephant's Ear, African Mask

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Southeast Asia & Philippines | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This Alocasia is very dramatic! It has leaves that look like arrows and they are a deep dark green with very contrasted veining and rich purple undersides. This plant is a striking addition to any plant family.

Alocasia Polly Care

This plant prefers to stay moist, but not too wet. Check the soil frequently in the summer to see if it is starting to dry out. In the winter, you can wait for the top inch or so of soil to dry out before watering again.
This Alocasia plant prefers medium to bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to direct light can damage the leaves. If the plant isn't getting enough light, it could get root rot.
Alocasias do very well in high humidity, especially during the summer or in hot, dry conditions. Humidity also helps keep pests away from these spider mite prone plants.
Your Alocasia likes the warm weather, between 65-85°F. Keep it away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. If the temps get too low, Alocasias can die back and re-sprout when it's warmer.
Alocasias are poisonous to both pets and humans. Ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation, as well as vomiting in some cases. Swelling of the upper airway may also occur. Keep away from children and pets.
Alocasia have a bulbous modified stem, known as a corm, that will develop its own offsets. Once the developing plant, or pup, has formed a few leaves, it can be separated by carefully making a clean cut to remove the pup from the parent corm. You can pot up this baby plant directly in soil. The best time to propagate is always in spring or summer when the plant is most resilient. This is also an excellent opportunity to repot the parent plant.
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Alocasia Polly Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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