Alocasia (Amazonica)

Alocasia (Amazonica)

$15.00 inc. GST

POT MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 14cm(Ø) x 11cm(H)

Pot color and size may vary and change subject to availability

Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennials from the family Araceae.

  • There are 79 species native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia and widely cultivated elsewhere.
  • Alocasia are tropical plants that are increasingly becoming popular as houseplants.
  • They are typically grown as pot plants, but a better way is to grow the plants permanently in the controlled conditions of a greenhouse.
  • They do not do well in the dark and need good lighting if inside the house.
  • They should be cared for as any other tropical plant with a weekly cleaning of the leaves and frequent fine water misting without leaving the plants wet.
  • Also known as Elephant’s ear, African Mask, alocasia colorations, leaf patterns, and overall plant size vary greatly by cultivar.
SUNLIGHT
  • Bright, but indirect light would be ideal for the plant
WATER
  • Allow at least the top half of the plant to dry out before watering again
  • Over-watering can lead to root rot and fungal infections
FERTILIZER
  • When necessary, you may use any basic houseplant fertilizer
  • Liquid fertilizer would be ideal

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