Alocasia Amazonica Polly plant with pot
Height -4 inch ht
Alocasia Amazonica polly
Araceae is the family that includes the well-known and beautiful hybrid plant known as Alocasia Polly (Alocasia x amazonica). Dramatic, glossy, deep-green foliage with light-green to cream veins and serrated leaf edges are a feature of Alocasia Polly.
It grows up to 2 feet tall and wide when mature, which is a very moderate growth habit for alocasias.
Alocasia is a genus of perennial, rhizomatous, flowering plants that are endemic to the tropical rainforests of SouthEast Asia, India, and the Southern Pacific Islands and thrive in warm, humid conditions. They are also sometimes referred to as "Elephant Ear plants."
Care for Alocasia Plant
Scientific Name - Alocasia × amazonica ‘Polly’
Common Name - Alocasia Polly, Amazonian Elephant’s Ear, African Mask Plant
Light - Bright indirect sunlight
Watering - Water if the top inch of soil is dry
Temperature - 64 to 77ºF (18 to 25ºC)
Hardiness Zone - 10 to 12
Humidity - 60 to 75%
Soil Type - Rich, quick-draining, loamy
Soil pH - 5.5 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Fertilizing - A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer
Repotting - Every 2 to 3 years
Pruning - Only for removal of damaged leaves
Propagation - Division
Toxicity - Toxic to humans and pets
Mature Size - 12 to 24 inches as a houseplant
Bloom Time - Rarely blooms indoors
Alocasia Polly Care
Southeast Asian rainforests are the family's native habitat.
Because of this, providing this tropical plant with growing conditions that are as close to the rainforest as is practicable is part of effective Alocasia Polly plant care.
Other growing problems aren’t caused by pests or disease, but rather by poor growing conditions resulting in a sick plant.
Just giving it a more nurturing environment can restore it to health.