Alocasia Amazonica, Elephant’s Ear, African Mask, Alocasia Polly, Alocasia X Amazonica
Partial / Bright indirect light
The leaves are dark green and heavily-veined, although it will occasionally produce a yellow spathe flower too. Like its namesake, Elephant’s Ear, the leaves are large, which is why they make a really big impact.
The Alocasia Amazonica is nicknamed African Mask because of its uniquely large leaves. Its decorative foliage is dark green and features cream-coloured veins. Ensure optimal growth for your plant by installing it in a temperate place with no direct sun exposure. It is easy to maintain and you only have to water spray it on a regular basis.
Hailing from Southeast Asia, it’s a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental houseplant. A striking and beautiful houseplant, it is defined by its deep green leaves accentuated by whitish or light green veins. The leaves are roughly serrated, and in some cases, the leaf colour appears as an almost purple-green. Leaf shapes range from wide hearts to slim arrowheads, with textures from slick and glossy to thick and waxy. It is a fleshy evergreen that grows from underground corms. These plants rarely bloom, however, and are grown primarily for their foliage.
Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae. There are 79 species native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia and widely cultivated elsewhere.
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.