Alocasia Polly Plant
3.5 out of 5 (39 experiences)
About Alocasia Polly Plant
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 × mortfontanensis
Also known as
African Mask, Amazon Elephant's Ears and Alocasia 'Amazonica'
How to care for Alocasia Polly Plant
Alocasia Polly Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Alocasia Polly Plant 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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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 Alocasia Polly Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Unlike some other alocasias this one seems to be pretty drought resistant.
Leaves on my plant grow moderately slowly in my east facing window. My plant prefers to not have direct sunlight and tends to burn easily and mine tends to prefers high humidity and heat.
Would recommend getting a humidity meter and humidifier for these plants!
Mine tends to attract pests, and tends to require me to check on it frequently.
I wipe the leaves down 2x week, normally with neem oil! I’m my experience it helps maintain a pest free plant!
Ughhhhhhhhhhh I killed the first one I had but I think it was dying before I got it anyways my new one got spidermite that I got rid of quickly by just washing the plant. It hasn’t given me any new leaves which is sad. The amount it says to water here doesn’t seem like enough I though they like to be pretty moist I water mine at least once a week and it’s not dying so I think that’s a good sign.
This plant has given me such a headache. I overwatered it the first day over a month and a half ago and I swear the soil still is not dry in a terra-cotta pot with drainage and perfectly aerated. I lost a ton of leaves and the surviving gives are thinning out. But all that said it looks like it’s putting up a fight. I hope it pulls through. Because it was gorgeous when I got delivered.