Plant Care

Amazonian Elephant - Ear Alocasia Polly

Sometimes known as the Kris Plant, Alocasia Polly, or African mask plant. This unusual looking houseplant will produce flowers on occasion, but the focus of this plant should be maintaining its beautiful foliage. The leaves will normally grow up to 45cm / 18in in both height and spreads when grown indoors.

01 Plant Facts

Botanical name Alocasia Polly

Family Araceae

Native to Tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia

02 Plant Care

Light High - requires very bright indirect light. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves

Temperature Between 65-85°F. Maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Watering Often enough to keep the soil consistently moist. The exact watering schedule depends on the time of year and current climate. It might be necessary to water your Polly every 1-2 days during the dry heat in the summer, but only every few weeks during the rainy season.

Pets Midly toxic to dogs and cats.