The Alocasia or Elephant Ear Plant is one of the most stunning plants available. The Polly variety grows smaller to a max height of 2'.
LIGHT These plants prefer bright, indirect light or direct morning sun. Avoid strong afternoon sun as it may burn the leaves.
WATER Water thoroughly, then allow the top 25% of soil to dry out before watering again. Overwatering makes Alocasias susceptible to fungal infections. Alocasias require less water in the winter when they are going through their dormant period. Using filtered or distilled water is recommended. These plants like high humidity, but prefer not to have their leaves wet. Place the plant on a tray of pebbles with water just below the rocks, or use a room humidifier.
TEMPERATURE An ideal range is 60-80 degrees. Keep plant away from cold drafts, air conditioners, heaters, and fireplaces.
FERTILIZER Fertilize during their active growing season when they are producing new leaves (spring-fall).
ORIGIN Native to Asia
NOTES These plants are toxic and should be kept away from pets and children. Remove flowers when the plant blooms to encourage new growth.
All pants come in their plastic grower's pot
Decorative Pots Sold Separately
Plants are available in-store pickup or local delivery only
Delivery surcharge may be applied for oversized plants