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Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly'

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Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly' is well-loved, robust cultivar also known as the African Mask Alocasia. It has elongated dark green leaves with a characteristic ruffled edge and bright silvery-white veins. A gorgeous addition to any collection. 

Note: We do our best to package plants so they arrive healthy and happy. Some leaf drop may occur due to shipping stress. Please contact within 7 days if plant arrives in poor health or doesn't show signs of recovery.

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PLANT INFO:

Registered name: Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly'

Parent lineage: Alocasia sanderiana x Alocasia watsoniana (likely includes others)

Origination: South America

Type: Tropical

Pot Size: 4in

Plant height: Up to 2 feet at full maturity

Bloom info: Lily-like, columnar white and green blooms sporting inedible berries

Fragrant: No

Toxic: Yes, if ingested


CARE INFO:

Potting mix: Well-draining soil and bark mix. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years when root bound.

Light: Bright indirect light. South or West facing preferred.

Water: Water when 2-3 inches of soil is dry. 

Temp: Intermediate-warm (60F min night, 85F max day). Will not tolerate temps lower than 55F. 

Humidity: 30-50%+, prefers consistent moderately high humidity when good air flow is provided. More tolerant of lower humidity than most Alocasias.

Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied twice monthly starting in Spring-Summer. Fertilizing not recommended unless new growth is observed.