Plant Care Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

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Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Alocasias, commonly known as Elephant Ears, are some of the most common houseplants although their leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors! 🐘 They typically only support a few leaves at a time (more, when they get more sun!) so don't be concerned if you see an old leaf begin to retire after a new one emerges. They grow out of underground corms which are similar to bulbs, so next time you repot keep an eye out for baby Alocasias! They contain calcium oxalate crystals so be sure to keep them out of reach if you have children or pets! ⚠️


Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly'

How to care for Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'


How often to water your Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Water needs for Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Alocasoia Amazonica 'Polly' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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This plant looks like dinosaur breakfast. I love it.

I found spider mites on this plant and caught them early enough! I was shocked I was able to get rid of them.

I cleaned the leaves immediately and sprayed some trifecta crop control natural pesticide (from Amazon).

Lush leaves, pest magnet and survivor describe my Polly plant to a tee.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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