A 5" potted Alocasia plant in our cream/white planter or cement planter.
Alocasia is also known by the common name elephant's ear. These popular houseplants get their common name because of the enormous heart-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves they produce from tuberous rhizomes. Many species in the genus are prized for their prominent veins or variegation.
How to care for your new Alocasia plant:
SUNLIGHT: Alocasia generally thrive in bright indirect light, which prevents their leaves from scorching, but the amount and type of light depends on the species or cultivar. Generally, a location in or near a window with an eastern or western exposure is best.
WATER: Alocasia are water-loving plants, but there is a fine line with these plants. You want to keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. They require less water during the winter months when the plant is dormant. Allow the top few inches of soil to become nearly dry before watering. This will help keep the soil evenly moist.
HUMIDITY/TEMPERATURE: They require very humid and warm environments. To raise the humidity around your plant, place it on a tray filled with pebbles and add water until the water rises to just below pebble surface. Keep them away from cold drafts from windows, doors, and air conditioning.
* Note: Alocasia plant is toxic to pets and humans when ingested.
* Note: Plants and planters may vary. The pictures shown are examples of the style.