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Alocasia Amazonica Polly 'African Mask Plant'


Discover the Alocasia Amazonica 'African Mask Plant' renowned for its distinctive, shield-shaped foliage. The dark green leaves are adorned with bold white and dark green veins, occasionally exhibiting a purple-green hue in specific lighting conditions. Texture variations range from slick and glossy to thick and waxy, adding to its visual appeal.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia Amazonica
  • Pronunciation: a ·luh·kei·zhuh a·muh·zaa·nuh·kuh
  • Common Name: African Mask Plant, Amazon Elephant's Ear, Alocasia Polly. Amazon Taro
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate 
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct light.
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: High. 50% or above
  • Temperature: 50-75F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength monthly during the spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright. Can grow to 2-6' tall
  • Propagation: Root division in spring or early summer
  • Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets.