This is our Alocasia Polly hybrid that we obtained some time back from a small, local grower. These plants have stunning V shaped leaves shape on long, almost vertical stems. A truly stunning conversation piece for any interior.
These are medium sized, well established plants that are approximately 40cm tall. This variety is slightly smaller and more green colored than the Alocasia Amazonica, but grows more quickly and easily than the somewhat 'sensitive' Amazonica. These plants have been grown in the region for quite some time and seem very well adapted to our climate. They are still somewhat slow growing plants, so it's well worth getting the larger size.
Medium to bright indirect light. Does not like strong, direct sun.
When the top 5 cm of the soil is dry, about once every 1-2 weeks. Somewhat sensitive to over and underwatering.
The Alocasia Amazonica and Polly hybrids are both somewhat slow growing, and often lose a leaf and stem when new shoots are produced. Consistent care and attention to proper watering is required. These plants do not need to be watered often, they just seem a little more sensitive than other plants when they are either a little too wet or a little too dry. Make sure they get adequate light. You don't have to be an advanced grower to have success with these plants, but it is not recommended for novices or 'black thumbs'.
large: 17cm diameter nursery pot with our custom made premium tropical potting mix
Note: plants are approximately 40cm and have 3 or more stems