Alocasia // Polly

Commonly known as: Elephant ear

Alocasia or Elephant’s ears are large, evergreen perennials from damp sites in south and southeast Asia. It’s large arrow-shaped leaves come in a variety of green hues overlaid with splotches of black, purple, or aged copper. They love warm humid environments so keep your Alocasia away from air conditioners and cold drafts.

Light
Keep them in bright rooms. Most varieties can handle some direct sun.

Water
Prefers high humidity and moist soil. Regular small amounts of water is ideal, but be careful not to drown the plant.

Care level
These plants need some care

Pet-friendly
Not safe for cats and dogs

*If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.

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