Alocasia Amazonica

Alocasia Amazonica characteristics
Needs bright lightBig leavesGood for bathroom


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Know more about Alocasia Amazonica

Alocasia Amazonica is a hybrid plant of Alocasia Longiloba and Alocasia Sanderiana that are native to Asia although this one is from America.

This plant commonly called Alocasia Polly is known as African Mask or Elephant Ear for its incredible color, shape, and resistance of its foliage that is hard, rub-resistant, and arrow-shaped. Furthermore, the thin the stems make the leaves to look bigger.

Alocasias are tropical plants that like hot environments, with high humidity and therefore, they grow in humid soil and full of organic matter. In nature, they grow in the shade of tall trees that are filtered by the sun's rays.

If you're planning to have alocasias at home, be careful if you have children or animals because all alocasias are considered moderately toxic plants if ingested

Key tips for successful care

  • The best place for your Alocasia Amazonica is a bright bathroom.
  • Avoid placing your alocasia plant near heating or cooling vents.

Alocasia Amazonica care guide

Alocasia Amazonica needs bright light to grow healthy and to keep its beautiful intense foliage. In fact, Alocasia Polly can handle direct sunlight for a while if it's not super intense, but be careful because the leaves will burn easily.

It's best to situate your Alocasia Amazonica in a location that receives bright light to make alocasia foliage looks great and retains its deep green coloring. In fact, those living in an area where the temperatures and light conditions are not intense can place it in a location that receives direct sunlight.

When Alocasia Amazonica doesn't get enough light it will lose color contrast even on its veins and will eventually, die. So its colors are a good light indication.

Video tutorials of Alocasia Amazonica care and tips

The video tutorials might not be about the same exact plant, but a plant of the same family, which have the same requirements.

Video created by kayleeellenofficial about how to take care of a alocasia
Video created by tropical_plant_addict about how to take care of a alocasia

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