The Alocasia Amazonica, otherwise known as the elephant ear or poly elephant ear is characterized by dark green leaves with light colored veins. These plants originated in Asia
Botanical Name: Alocasia Amazonica
Nicknames: Elephant Ear, Poly Elephant Ear
Size: The size of Alocasia Amazonica varies from 6 inches to over 6 feet. The plant likes to be root-bound, so plant it in a smaller pot.
Lighting: The elephant ear prefers very bright indirect light.
Watering: Allow the top few inches to dry between watering. Water soil evenly, but do not over water your plant.
Fertilizing: Fertilize your elephant ear every 2 weeks, March through December, but dilute fertilizer to half strength
Temperature: Between 60°-80.° F, keep away from cold drafts.
Humidity: Alocasia Amazonica prefers high humidity, do not mist.
Pruning: Remove yellow and browning leaves
Propagation: Use plant division.
Potential Problems: Be sure to remove dust from leaves. Spray with warm soapy water every few weeks to avoid pests. Elephant Ears are susceptible to disease when over-watered.
- Spider mites
- Phytophthora Leaf Blight
- Pythium Rot
- Phyllosticta Leaf Spot.
Poison Information: Very poisonous, Level 4