Plant Care African Mask Plant

African Mask Plant

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African Mask Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
African Mask Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About African Mask Plant

African Mask Plant is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with only 12 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

African Mask Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Alocasia polly
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for African Mask Plant

Water

How often to water your African Mask Plant

Water needs for African Mask Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

African Mask Plant 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 African Mask Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for African Mask Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Mask Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

African Mask 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of African Mask Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize African Mask Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for African Mask Plant: 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 African Mask Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for African Mask Plant

African Mask Plant

African Mask Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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

African Mask Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
African Mask Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
African Mask Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Mistedleavesandstone avatar
@Mistedleavesandstone
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,065 XP
06/15/2021

Ali Asia Polly, my Diva, is finicky af. Currently in rescue mode...AGAIN 🙄...but such beautiful leaves when she’s pleased. Must have right conditions. Mine will be going into a climate controlled IKEA Milsbo or Detolf when they arrive.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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