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Amazonian elephant's ear

Alocasia x amazonica 'Polly'

African mask

This tender, evergreen perennial can grow up to 1.5m high. It's impressive leaves are dark green with dramatic silver veins, they are narrowly arrow shaped with wavy edges and can reach 60cm in length, making a striking visual display. Frequently grown as a houseplant, it does best when provided with ample humidity. Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, in bright but indirect light is advised.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division
In spring or summer
Cuttings
Take stem cuttings in spring.

Special features

Attractive leaves
Attractive foliage plant

Geography

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Bark
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Araceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Generally disease free but can be attacked by red spider mite and mealy bugs
Red Spider Mite
Tetranychus urticae

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