Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly' is a hybrid member of the Araceae family. The name was created by grower Salvadore Mauro for a hybridized cultivated plant created in the 1950's. Leaves are arrowhead-shaped, typically dark green with prominent white veins and undulating leaf margins.
Pot: 17cm diameter.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 15-25°C, this plant will go dormant in temperatures below 12°C.
Light: Bright indirect light, avoid direct sun.
Watering: Keep potting medium damp; Alocasia are thirsty plants. Reduce watering in winter.
Air humidity: Higher humidity is best; this can be achieved by sitting the plant on a tray of watered pebbles or using a humidifier.
Fertilising: Feed bi-weekly during the growing season.
Potting mix: A mix of coco coir, orchid bark, perlite and shredded sphagnum moss.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.