Potsize (diameter): 6 cm, Approx Height: 15 cm.
The Alocasia 'Ivory Coast' has long, thin arrow shaped leaves but its most noticeable feature is its bold tiger-striped stems. This Alocasia will thrive in a humid space with lots of indirect light - be careful to not leave it in direct sun as it is sensitive to sunburn.
Originally from the Amazon rainforest, the Alocasia has the nickname 'Elephant's Ear' or 'Amazon Taro'.
In the winter, the Alocasia 'Ivory Coast' could go into hibernation, causing its leaves to die back - but don't worry! It will return bigger and healthier in Spring
Light: Bright, indirect light will produce the best colouration on the leaves, however direct light will burn the leaves and cause brown, crispy tips.
Water: Keep the plant moist but not soaking, for best results a small amount of water often. For best results water from underneath with the use of a saucer to reduce the chance of root rot. Reduce watering during winter months.
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.
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.