Plus, regularly inspect your plant from potential problems. Alocasia Amazonica a-loh-KAY-see-uh am-uh-ZOH-nik-uh Alocasia longiloba x Alocasia sanderiana a-loh-KAY-see-uh lon-JEE-loh-buh x a-loh-KAY-see-uh san-der-ee-AH-nuh ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AWARD OF GARDEN MERIT This is one of the plants Suzanne bought from Lowe's in December 2008 or January 2009. But, people call it by several names as well including elephant ears (for the size of its leaves) and giant alocasia. Alocasia x amazonica 'Polly' med släktingar som bär namn som t.ex. This causes it to be overwatered. Feed your Alocasia amazonica once every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season. Sally's Orchids/Seeds Online December 31, 2020 at 10:24 PM COMBO Set B1 for only 300.00 Take all 5 plants 1 pot trailing waterm ... elon begonia 1 pot mix mayana 1 pot iresine blood leaf 1 pot philodendron hederacium 1 pot opuntia cactus See More Ingesting any part of the plant can cause moth, throat or digestive tract irritation leading to nausea, swelling and vomiting. So, you want to treat it as soon as possible with insecticidal soap and water. But, that’s not all. We keep many selections of Alocasia so I am curious if any of them have crossed with this plant ( I am not even sure if the plants are pollinated via beetles, insects or wind! That said, the best spots for it in a window facing south as long as you keep it at least 4 to 6 feet away from the window. At most, you’ll need to repot it once every 1 to 2 years. If the soil turns out to be quite clumped, you can soak it in water or use a gardening hose to free up the roots. Here’s how to deal with root rot in alocasia polly plants. The good news is, it won’t mind if you miss a watering session every now and then. That is, only a small part of the entire root system is damaged. Alocasia varieties, of which there are about 70, are smaller than their Colocasia cousins, growing up to 6 feet high and wide. As such, it will need less water and fertilizer. In case you can’t find a suitable place with bright enough light, make sure to compensate by increasing the hours it is exposed to the light. Thank you for a great post! The soil is tamped down with hardly any fuss, as I have Alocasia seed popping up in pots all over the greenhouse, so I am expecting that at least a few seeds will germinate for me. This is easily done by slowly pouring water onto the soil for about 5 minutes. Their small tips look light tan to whitish in color. EXPERT ADVICE • GARDENING PROJECTS • PLANT TRIALS AND ADVENTURES. The alocasia polly thrives under bright, indirect light. I would certainly agree! Thus, it is important to find that balance between underwatering ad overwatering, especially when you first get the plant. During the summer, when the plant is actively growing, it will need frequent watering to keep the soil consistently moist. The best way to propagate your alocasia polly is through division. Truly a loved little plant, I don't doubt that everyone did it justice by making sure it made it to you safely. One would hardly think of it as a nasturtium, no? This will soak the soil and cause it to leak liquid from the bottom of the pot. With root rot, the earlier you discover it, the better the odds of recovery. There are over 50 species of the Kris plant and Alocasia hybrids abound, making it difficult to identify the exact genetic history of the plants typically sold in catalogs and stores. Your email address will not be published. You can buy taro in a grocery store and grow it. Like a thermometer it will instantly tell you the humidity in any room. Carefully take the plant out of its container. Here, prevention is the best cure. If you prefer making your own mix, use a combination of perlite, coco coir and horticultural charcoal to make the substrate light enough to drain moisutre quickly. I tried to keep it easy on myself so that I could enjoy some of the meeting, which lasts most of the day beginning at 11:00 am. The rapid leaf growth will be quite diminshed and the plant will likely remain as-is throughout the season. As such, depending on where you live, it may or may not be suitable to grow the plant on the ground. My Alocasia seed is spread about in one of my clay pots ( I know, it’s a bit dirty and unwashed). Along with the water, excess salts and other minerals leak out with it as well. A while back I wrote about how to make your Alocasia happy in water.Now it’s time to talk about the bulbs! Description. Discovered as a mutation of African Mask (Alocasia 'Amazonica'), at Silver Chrome Gardens, among tissue cultured liners in the 1980's. Everything sounded lovely at the society meeting. Family Araceae .