Alocasia Polly has large, wavy, dark green leaves with pronounced pale green or yellowish veins. The undersides of the leaves have an unusual metallic burgundy tone. This plant's unique foliage make it a true showstopper that stands out from the crowd!
Size: 17cm diameter x 45cm height or 12cm diameter x 35 height
Origin: South East Asia
Light: Indirect light, light shade
Humidity: Moderate - high
Watering: Allow the top 2-3 cm of the compost to dry between waterings when the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Reduce watering frequency in winter when light levels are lower.
Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every few weeks from spring through autumn.
Soil: Equal parts of a soil-based compost, perlite and bark or coconut coir.
Troubleshooting: Alocasias are tropical plants and as such love humidity. You can help raise humidity levels around the plant with a humidifier, placing several plants close together, leaving a bowl of water near the plant or standing it on a pebble tray filled with water. Browning leaves can be a sign of overwatering.
Tip: This plant can be toxic if ingested, so we advise to keep it away from pets and children. Direct sunlight can leave sunburn marks on the leaves.
Did you know? This plant's nickname is Elephant's ear due to the shape of its leaves.