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The stunning dark-green, arrow-shaped leaves of the Alocasia Polly contrast beautifully against her silver-white veins, making this a truly striking plant. Alocasia are in the Aroids family (Araceae), and can be easily propagated in water because they have a semi-aquatic, swamp-dwelling ancestry.
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How to care
How to care
Alocasia Polly thrive in medium to bright, indirect sunlight. Be aware that they are not suited to low light or direct sunlight - which can scorch their leaves.
Keep soil moist but not wet. Allow top 2" to dry out in between watering. This plant is not drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown.
Your Alocasia Polly will also appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create by misting it frequently, placing it close to other plants or on a pebble tray partly filled with water.
Sad Plant Signs
Yellowing or spotting on leaves: overwatered. Browning edges: under-watered or scorched by direct sunlight. In winter your Alocasia Polly goes dormant as temperatures drop and days shorten, reduce your watering.
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Alocasia amazonica “Polly”, also known as Elephant Ear or African Shield, is a tropical perennial plant. While Polly is a hybrid created relatively recently with unknown origins most likely from a private collection, the genus Alocasia is native to tropical rainforest climates in India, Southeast Asia, southern China, and southern Pacific islands. With stunning dark-green, arrow-shaped leaves, which contrast beautifully against her silver-white veins, the Alocasia Polly is a truly striking plant. Alocasia are in the Aroids family (Araceae), and can be easily propagated in water because they have a semi-aquatic, swamp-dwelling ancestry.
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