Alocasia x amazonica
Commonly known as: amazon's elephant ear, african mask
3' H x 3' W
Standard Potting Mix
A hybrid that some experts consider to be a manufactured horiticultual name and not an actual species of plant. Tends to have large, glossy-green leaves with wavy edges and white or light green protruding veins. Each leaf can reach up to 16" in length.
Special Care Instructions
Alocasias need loose potting soil that's well-draining but still retains moisture. Using a standard potting soil but adding extra perlite and a chunky material like orchid bark helps by keeping the soil moist without oversaturating. Dying leaves are normal when the plant is producing a new leaf and can be gently removed.