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Defined veins, a dark green and purple color, and wavy leaves ending in spikes give Alocasia Polly a dramatic appearance. Because they they do best with consistent care, Alocasia Polly is best suited for a moderately attentive owner. Fast-growers, they thrive with humidity.
Grows best in bright indirect light - Avoid direct sunlight
Water when the top 1/4 of the soil is dry - Fully saturate the soil - Likes misting
Not Pet Friendly - Avoid ingesting
Sits 10-24" tall and 8-24" wideIn a 6" grow pot
This plant enjoys regular misting and does not like being near drafts, heaters, or AC's. The soil should remain moist, but not soggy, so check that the top layer is dry before watering again. Avoid burning its leaves in direct sun. An Alocasia's soil can be allowed to dry more in winter, as they often go dormant in colder months.
Alocasia Polly, commonly called Elephant Ear or African Mask Plant, is part of a genus of ~80 species of herbaceous perennials. Native to the tropics and subtropics of Asia and Australia, they are a close relative of Taro. They are cultivated as ornamentals and prized for their showy character. Their leaves have distinctive veining and color. In the wild they can grow to 3' tall with 20" long leaves. A high maintenance plant, extra care should be taken as the Alocasia produces oxalic acid which is often used in cleaning and bleaching products. Keep away from children and animals and take extra care when watering and dusting! The best time for general maintenance and pruning are during Fall and Winter when this plant has a well deserved break and goes into dormancy.
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