Alocasia Wentii ‘Hardy Elephant Ear’
Alocasia Wentii ‘Hardy Elephant Ear’
Alocasia Wentii ‘Hardy Elephant Ear’
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Alocasia Wentii ‘Hardy Elephant Ear’

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Pot size (diameter): 19 cm, Approx Height: 75 cm.

It’s hard to think of a plant that can make as much impact as the Alocasia Wentii, tropical in appearance but hardy in nature, this plant is ideal for adding a jungle vibe to your house without all the added stress of a fussy plant. 

Known as the ‘Hardy Elephant Ear’ because of its tolerance for colder temperatures, the Alocasia Wentii’s leaves can grow up to a foot in length with the overall height of a mature plant reaching 1.5m. Its thick leathery leaves have contrasting undersides in a rich purple colour.

If you are looking to start a jungle in your living room and thinking of branching out to larger, statement piece plants - then this is the guy for you. Its large leaves have an impressive impact on any space and as long as it has some indirect light and humidity then the Alocasia Wentii will be happy wherever you choose to display it. It’s durability to the cold makes it especially great for filling spaces that get chillier in the winter, like a conservatory.

Other names for the Alocasia Wentii are: Giant Elephant Ear, Hardy Elephant Ear, Went’s Hardy Elephant Ear.

Care:

Light: Bright, indirect light will produce the best size and colouration on the leaves, however direct light will burn the leaves and cause brown, crispy tips. Does not mind partial shade, but ensure the plant gets some light.

Water: Keep the plant moist but not soaking, for best results a small amount of water often. During winter reduce watering considerably. For best results water from underneath with the use of a saucer to reduce the chance of root rot. Reduce watering during winter months. 

When you give an Alocasia too much water it will perspire the water from the tips of the leaves, you should follow this as a sign to water less.

Food: Feed once a month during growing season, if available a slow release food works best to not over power the soil.

Humidity: A high humidity is essential in maintaining this plant’s dramatic appearance. A decreased humidity will produce brown, crispy leaves and reduced growth. The Alocasia will appreciate a regular misting.

Care tip: It is common for Alocasia to discard an old leaf after growing a new one. During the colder months your Alocasia could lose several of it's leaves or even go dormant - don't panic! It will grow back bigger and stronger in the Spring.

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Beautiful plant!
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What a beauty 🥰