Jan 15, 2020 - Explore MARY FITCH's board "Alocasia plant" on Pinterest. An Alocasia, also called an African Mask plant or Elephant Ear plant, has large, dramatic leaves. This is a cultivar of two common Alocasias. Alocasia Amazonica is a hybrid plant of Alocasia Longiloba and Alocasia Sanderiana that are native to Asia although this one is from America. Elephant Ear plants and Gray Masks are the common names used for the majority of Alocasias. Alocasia is the name of a large family of tropical herbaceous perennial plants that are grown primarily for their dramatic foliage. Alocasia Polly Care. The leaf blades are typically 15-18cm long and about 5cm wide with a dark purple underside. This is a smaller growing plant which was developed for the houseplant trade as most of the other Alocasias get large. It's large and odd-shaped leaves … Different shades of green and yellow appear through the leaves when sun light hits the leaves which is an attractive sight. Another compact variety, ‘Silver Dragon,’ has silvery, pale green leaves with dark green veining that shows red on the underside. They are often known as African Mask plant or Elephant Ear based on their distinctive shape. As a rule of thumb, all tropical plants tend to prefer warmer temperatures and are not fond of the icy cold environment. Alocasia amazonica is a stunning perennial houseplant with dramatic foliage.The Elephant Ear’s plant has large, dark-green arrowhead leaves with striking white or light green veins and wavy edges. Soil Type. Water: Alocasia Polly enjoy weekly watering sessions and frequent misting, keeping their soil moist but not wet. Similar plants: ... 4425 Alocasia sanderiana (amazonica) Polly - Dwarf Kris plant. Alocasia Polly is relatively easy to care plant. Under the right care, these plants can grow up to the maximum Alocasia Bambino height of 40cm. For simplicity, we will stick to Alocasia in this guide. Alocasia Polly (Polly African Mask, Elephant Ear, Amazon Taro, Alocasia Amazonica Polly) Light: Alocasia Polly thrive in medium to bright, indirect sunlight. Alocasia amazonica grows up to 3 ft. (1 m) tall, and its eye-catching leaves can be 2 ft. long. Some refer to this breed as “the Elephant’s ear”, while others typically call it “the African mask.” The African plant comes with an immense potential to grow up to 18 inches or 1.5 feet, thereabout, in height and width. See more ideas about alocasia plant, plants, house plants. 1. The striking feature of Alocasia ‘Polly’ is its glossy green leaves contrasting with their with creamy-white veins. This is a compact Alocasia ideal for table tops and shelves. This short peep can grow up to 20 inches and is popular for indoor ornamental plantation. This is in reference to the specific leaf shape. Popular varieties include the Alocasia macrorrhizos (aka Giant Taro), which gets very large, and the Alocasia amazonica (aka Alocasia polly), which stays smaller. It can grow up to 12 - 14 inches tall. The elephant's ear is a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental house plant, and is one of the easiest to find and buy from the Alocasia genus. Regardless of which one I actually have, the care … Learn to grow and care for an Alocasia at Houseplant411.com. Dramatic leaf shape and coloration make compact alocasia "Polly" (Alocasia x amazonica "Polly") a striking tropical accent for lightly shaded gardens in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11. The leaves are narrow and have an arrow or spear-shaped with broad, bold and white veins contrasting strongly with the dark green leaf. Alocasia are a plant family that originate from the tropical area of South East Asia and Eastern Australia. Temperature Tolerance. They’re easily found at stores like Lowe’s, but they’re not always t Reminiscent of calla lily flowers, yellow flowers appear sporadically amid the boldly patterned leaves on older plants. This Alocasia species thrives in warm, bright, humid conditions. It needs to be porous and a recommended mix would be one part soil, one part perlite or coarse potting sand and one part peat.The potting mixture must be well aerated, well drained, and yet remain moist. Alocasia Polly and Amazonica will thrive in a rich, peat-based potting medium. The plant is an evergreen member of the wide-ranging and diverse Alocasia genus. Care should be taken when planting rhizomes, the top of rhizomes should be planted above the soil line or the leaves could decay at the base. Alocasia sanderiana are propagated by the division of rhizomes in spring. Confusing, I know. The Alocasia Bambino size is generally smaller and is perfect as an ornamental plant for tabletops and shelves. The only one to avoid is A. 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