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Alocasia 'Sumo' - Sumo Alocasia Plant

8" Nursery Pot

Introducing the striking Sumo Alocasia plant, a must-have for any plant enthusiast looking to make a bold statement. This magnificent plant is known for its large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with prominent veins that add a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor or outdoor space. The Sumo Alocasia's impressive foliage can grow quite large, creating a stunning focal point in your garden or home. Its unique appearance and dramatic size make it a standout addition to any plant collection.


Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia 
  • Common Name: Sumo Plant, Sumo Elephant Ear, Sumo Alocasia
  • 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
  • Temperature: 59-80F. 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.

Caring for the Sumo Alocasia plant is relatively easy, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-drained soil, requiring regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. It's important to provide a humid environment to mimic its tropical origins, which can be achieved with regular misting or a humidifier. With the Sumo Alocasia plant for sale, you can effortlessly bring a touch of the tropics into your home or garden, enjoying its lush, exotic beauty year-round.