Alocasia × amazonica 'Polly'

16cm pot £14.99
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Buy Alocasia × amazonica 'Polly' elephant ear: A truly impressive plant, with large arrow shaped white veined leaves

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: fertile: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 50cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 18cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

    A truly impressive plant that is mainly grown for its heavily-veined, dark green leaves - although it will occasionally produce a yellow spathe flower too. Like its namesake (elephants ear), the leaves are large, which is why they make a really big impact. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: This plants needs warmth and humidity. If you have a warm, light bathroom that could be perfect. Otherwise stand the pot on a tray of damp pebbles to try and keep the humidity levels up and or mist regularly. Keep the temperature minimum of 16°C, warmer if possible. Water regularly in the summer, reducing through the winter, and feed with a liquid feed in spring/ summer every 3-4 weeks.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Eventual height & spread

I have an alocasia and it seemed to be happy and growing over the last year but two leaves have now started going brown from the tip up and are dying off. It is in a bright room, with no direct sunlight, and with good warmth. Any advice?

Treedreamer

Hello there It is quite natural for the lower leaves to fade and die, but as long as the rest of the plant is healthy and still shooting I wouldn't be worried.

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