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Alocasia 'Elephant Ears'

Regular price $11.99
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Plant Description:

Alocasia, commonly known as Elephant Ears, earns its name from the oversized, heart-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves emerging from tuberous rhizomes. These tropical aroids, prized for striking veins and variegation, thrive in warm and humid conditions, reminiscent of their native rainforest habitats.

NASA Approved Air Purifier:

Beyond aesthetics, Alocasia serves as an effective NASA-approved air purifier, enhancing indoor air quality by filtering common pollutants.

Care Tips for a Happy Alocasia:

  • Light: prefers bright indirect light indoors; part shade outdoors. Some varieties tolerate full direct sunlight.
  • Water: maintain even soil moisture; allow the top few inches to dry before watering. Reduce watering during dormant winter months
  • Temperature and Humidity: thrives in warm indoor locations; avoid temperatures below 60°F. Requires high humidity; use trays with water and pebbles to boost moisture.

Alocasia Well-Being Signals:

    • Yellowing Leaves: Adjust watering for even moisture. Check for pot-bound conditions and re-pot if needed.
    • Shriveled or Drooping Leaves: Review watering practices, provide bright indirect light, and ensure regular fertilization.

      Pet Friendliness:

      Caution - Alocasia is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans.

      Common Pests:

      Watch for spider mites; protect from strong winds, especially for large-leaved varieties.

      FAQ:

      How long does an alocasia live?

      Lifespan varies by species, but with regular repotting and division, alocasia can live for many decades.

      Why are my leaves turning brown?

      Direct sunlight can cause browning; find a bright spot without direct sunlight. 3. **Why do the leaves keep dying? Natural growth process; trim old leaves to encourage new growth.

      How should I use this plant in my decor?

      Ideal for modern decor or tropical-themed rooms.

      How many leaves do alocasia have?

      Number of leaves depends on age, species, and size; mature specimens may have five or more impressive leaves.

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