Welcome to Florida Hill Nursery your online source for tropical and subtropical Alocasia plants. We take pride in our elephant ears, we use only tissue culture clones to ensure proper genetics. We have assembled a wide variety of Alocasia elephant ear plants from around the world for you to choose from. Please look around and make yourself at home. Be sure to check out our Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer before you go.
Soil requirements and planting instructions
Mix together the following:
- 50 percent potting soil;
- 20 percent peat moss;
- 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal;
- 10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite.
Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your alocasia.
Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Additionally, Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0
Do not over water any members of the alocasia family, for example, if using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering.
When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.
Feed this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with a one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or 20-20-20.
Pests and Disease
Although Pests or diseases are few and far between, when planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases it is important to keep your alocasia fairly dry.
There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia. Alocasia are also referred to as Giant taro, Ape plant, Elephant Ear, Ape flower, Elephant’s Ear Plant, Night-scented Lily, New Guinea Shield, and Taro.
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