Potsize (diameter): 6 cm, Approx Height: 15 cm.
These arrow shaped leaves with bold white veins have an architectural quality to them, standing out in any room. 'Polly' 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, this Alocasia has the nickname 'Polly' nickname, but is also referred to as 'Polly African Mask', 'Elephant's Ear' or 'Amazon Taro'.
In the winter, the Alocasia 'Polly' could go into hibernation, causing its leaves to die back - but don't worry! It will return bigger and healthier in Spring.
If you are looking to branch out in to more tropical and unusual houseplants and want an easy place to start then the Alocasia 'Polly' is for you.
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.