Alocasia Amazonica Elephant Ear Plant

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Plants for sale are Alocasia “Amazonica” plants Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall. Originally from the jungles of Asia, the A..

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Plants for sale are Alocasia “Amazonica” plants.  We offer Hybridized plants grown from tissue cultures to ensure they are disease free and an exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall.

Originally from the jungles of Asia, Alocasia Amazonica is one of the most striking houseplants available. These fleshy, truly tropical plants are sometimes called the Elephants Ear plant or African Mask due to their dramatic waxy, two-tone leaves are accentuated by whitish or pale green leaf veins. This standout, lush perennial plant can be grown from underground corms and loves lots of warmth, humidity and water.

Under favorable conditions, Alocasia Amazonica can reach 2′ in height and a spread of a foot or two. It blooms occasionally and can send up pups which fill out gardens quickly to form a dense clump.

We recommend using only Bio Spectrum organic Fertilizer located in our store.

How to grow Alocasia Amazonica

Video Tutorials

Outdoor growing instructions

Indoor Growing Instructions

Written Instructions

    For specific growing instructions please visit http://alocasiaplants.com/how-to-grow-alocasia-plants.html

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

Plant Care

Do not over water any members of the alocasia family, for example, if using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering.

Light Conditions

When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.

Fertilizer

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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