The " Alocasia Polly" Story - It’s not difficult to see why so many houseplant enthusiasts are attracted to Alocasia amazonica ‘Polly’. It truly is a beautiful plant and very easy to recognize from its leathery-looking leaves. The foliage, which sprouts from a central corm, is quite dramatic: arrow-shaped and very dark green with lighter, creamy green midribs. Admired for its exotic emerald-green leaves with prominent venation that reminds of the mythical Dragon scales, this plant is an all-time favorite among gardeners and houseplant lovers. Alocasia is not only gorgeous, but it is also very easy to grow and care for.
Size - Medium-size. 12-24" tall (including pot).
Light - Prefers bright, indirect lighting conditions, but it can also withstand partial shade. Direct sunlight must be filtered through a sheer curtain, as it can burn its delicate leaves and damage the plant. Indoor plants can be rotated to make sure all parts get plenty of light. A window facing north, east, or west can be suitable for this rainforest beauty.
Water - it is recommended to water two or three times per week. During winter, you can reduce the watering frequency to once a week. Always make sure that the upper 3 inches (7 cm) of the soil dry up between watering. Soggy soil will certainly cause other plant problems.
On the other hand, if you water it too less, Alocasia will become dry and droopy. If the air in your home is too dry, you can use an indoor humidifier.
Preferred Rooms - Just about any room with a table or desk.
What comes with your plant - Includes its own 6" Recycled container and care instructions. Discard the coco fiber & straw used to hold the soil in place.