Alocasia amazonica 'Polly'
Also known as the 'African Mask' Alocasia, this beautiful and striking plant stands tall and proud when happy. These babies thrive in medium to bright indirect light -- low light will slowly kill this plantita, and direct light will give her a sunburn, so make sure she's not directly next to a sunny window, but a few feet back.
Alocasias like their soil to be moist, but not wet or soggy for too long. Weekly waterings should be perfect for these tropical plants; make sure to let the soil dry out around 50% before watering again. If you have good light in the bathroom, this plantita loves humidity and will enjoy a bright, humid environment! If not, misting regularly in hotter, drier months should keep her leaves from crisping up in the heat.
Alocasias typically only have a few leaves at a time, and when a new one pops up, an older leaf might die off -- this is completely normal, and shouldn't be cause for alarm, so don't freak out if your plantita is dropping a leaf or two! It's probably just preparing for bigger and better growth.
This product photo depicts a 6" Alocasia Polly.
If you’re worried about getting your water schedule right, we recommend using a Moisture Meter! These handy tools will help you gauge if your plant needs water or not, without the mess of sticking your hands in the soil to check.
If a plant is out of stock, we apologize – we’re very grateful for our community’s support, and can sell out of certain plants quite quickly! We get new plants about once a week and try to source all our community’s favs as fast as we can.
If you’re local to the LA area, we recommend coming into the shop when you can, especially if you’re looking for a new plant! We have much more plants in our store than we display online, as well as a full backyard greenhouse that houses our discounted rehab plants that need a bit more TLC from a new home.
NOTE: Decorative pot not included. Toxic to pets when ingested.