Plant Care Polly Plant
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Polly Plant

3.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Polly Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Polly Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Alocasia Polly and Elephants Ear

Taxonomy

Alocasia amazonica
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Polly Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Polly Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Polly Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Polly Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Polly Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Polly Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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@Katiegarcia
Roseville, CA
Rating of the plant Polly Plant named Sad boi by Katiegarcia on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

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 l…

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@Urbanjungle
Philadelphia, PA
Rating of the plant Polly Plant named Alocasia Dino by Urbanjungle on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

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 l…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Polly Plant named Dexter by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

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 …

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@Bellyboo
Riverview, FL
Rating of the plant Polly Plant named Sir Plancelot by Bellyboo on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

It’s pretty but it’s had bugs twice and I’m on the verge of giving her up for adoption

How to care for Polly Plant

Water

How often to water your Polly Plant

Water needs for Polly Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Polly 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 Polly Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Polly Plant in your home

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

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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Polly Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Polly Plant

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

Care Summary for Polly Plant

Polly Plant

Polly 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.

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