Alocasia, 4in, Polly

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Alocasia Polly is a beautiful and popular variety due to its large, dark green leaves with dramatic silvery-white veins. As well, when backlit from the sun, this plant shows off some beautiful shades of green and yellow. 


Type: Tropical 
Height: 12in - 24in
Spread: 12in - 24in
Zone: 10 - 12
Pet Safe: Mildly toxic to pets and humans.


General Maintenance: These plants will tolerate being repotted once every spring, but try to only repot if the plant has become root bound. Can be propagated by division while repotting. This plant does not require regular pruning to maintain its shape, but try to remove any dead or dying leaves to promote new growth. Watch for spider mites and aphids on these plants. 

Temperature: Ideal temperature is 18º - 24º Celsius

Light: Partial Sun. Prefers bright light, but not direct. On hot, humid summer days it will enjoy spending a good part of the day in the shade. 

Watering: Best to water a little bit frequently, keeping the soil consistently moist rather than letting it dry out. Water much less in the winter. These plants enjoy high humidity so if it is fairly dry in your home consider using a pebble tray full of water under the plant or a humidifier. 

Soil: Use a fast draining, peat-based potting mix. 

Fertilizer: During the spring, feed with a diluted, balanced fertilizer every two weeks.